Research Collection Category

Image of three grey boxes, the top one inscribed with 'Photographs' in RAMM's storage space for museum objects

Photographs in RAMM’s collections

In April 2019 I joined RAMM as Assistant Curator of Photographs. I will be at RAMM for six months as part of the V&A Photography Curators’ Training programme, which is funded by the Art Fund. The past few weeks I have spent reviewing the photographs and photographs related material in RAMM’s collections. I started with […]

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Land snail shells

Miss Linter’s Legacy

Miss Linter’s collection of exotic land snail shells is of considerable significance. Yet, for a long time researchers believed it was sold after her death and lost to science. At the start of 2019 RAMM’s Natural Science Curator and colleagues at National Museum Wales and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences published an introductory […]

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Screenshot of Collection with sharing buttons

Curate a collection

South West Collections Explorer has a new feature for researchers and others. It allows visitors to curate a collection of objects then share or keep the collection private.

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George Montagu 's specimens of Onoba semicostata

George Montagu’s Molluscs – Type Specimens at RAMM

New research by Dr Graham Oliver, staff at RAMM and at the Natural History Museum, London has identified type and potential type material in shell collections once belonging to Colonel George Montagu. View Montagu’s type material View all of Montagu’s collection (this will be gradually added to, approximately 600 lots) Colonel George Montagu (1753-1815) is one […]

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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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