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A Baka man seated by a campfire

Nomadic peoples under pressure – the Baka of Cameroon

31 July 2019

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.

Photograph of butterfly collector Derrick Worton sat surrounded by wildflowers

Derrick Worton’s Butterfly 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.

Colour map of Exeter from 1580s

The Hilliard Family in Exeter

07 May 2019

Discover how the craftsmanship of a prominent Tudor family from Exeter illuminates this fascinating period.

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.