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Land snail shells

Miss Linter’s Legacy

04 January 2019

Miss JE Linter began collecting land snail shells in the 1880s. Her collection is of the finest quality. RAMM has over 15,000 of her shells from around the globe.

Page one of letter from Exeter police to RAMM

Historic theft at RAMM

24 October 2018

Within the Museum’s historic archive there exists a letter from the Exeter City Police dated 1st December 1912. Written by the city’s Chief Constable, the letter lists a number of artefacts that were stolen from the gallery. Many of these items were never recovered, and the thief wasn’t caught.

New display case in the World Cultures gallery

DCMS Wolfson grant for World Cultures

22 January 2018

Last year in 2017, RAMM successfully received a grant of £190,000 from DCMS Wolfson to make physical improvements to the World Cultures gallery. This scheme is to be completed by April this year and includes the installation of a ventilation system, track lighting and three new display cases.

Screenshot of Collection with sharing buttons

Curate a collection

22 December 2017

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.