Welcome to the Research Collection Blog
13 March 2020
Charlotte Treadwin and Frances Bury Palliser came from very different backgrounds, but were united by their interest in lace-making. Their lace collections were amongst the first objects to be donated to the museum in August 1868 and May 1869.
09 March 2020
The Montagu collection of molluscs receives Designation award from Arts Council England in recognition of its international importance to science.
31 July 2019
Appropriation or appreciation? Why commodifying other cultures is problematic.
In the upcoming Nomads: Homes on the Move exhibition at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), people are invited to explore alternative ways of living from around the world. While appreciating these lifeways, we also aim to illustrate how they are under threat by Western colonial conservation projects.
21 June 2019
Frederick Gordon Tutton's 'A Domestic Affair' made in the mid-1920s is an example of early colour photography in RAMM's Fine Art collection.
05 June 2019
Exeter University placement student Rory Weaver reports his research on Derrick Worton's butterfly collection. Many of the 7,000 specimens come from Devon.
31 May 2019
Learn more about the photographs in RAMM’s collections that are part of the latest collections review.
07 May 2019
Discover how the craftsmanship of a prominent Tudor family from Exeter illuminates this fascinating period.
23 April 2019
Discover the work of these Victorian pioneers in craftsmanship.