Decorative Art Category

The curator is showing Mr Milverton, a man in a wheelchair, a ceramic cup in the museum store.

Devon Art Pottery

Over the past year some new research has been carried out on one area of RAMM’s ceramic collection: the pottery made in local Devon workshops in the 19th and early 20th Centuries. This popular ‘Art Pottery’ was produced in Torbay, Newton Abbot, Bovey Tracey and Exeter, and RAMM has a great range of pots, tableware […]

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Close up of straw grass embroidery

Poor Man’s Gold

One of the most exciting things about being a textile conservator is that it allows one to closely observe the way an item is constructed and what it is made from. Often there is a surprise in store particularly when an unusual material is used. In 2011 when RAMM reopened after its redevelopment a stunning […]

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