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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.

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

Devon Art Pottery

19 September 2017

A donor's visit has provided some new insights into RAMM's Art Pottery collection.

Close up of straw grass embroidery

Poor Man’s Gold

29 June 2017

Exploring the unusual material of straw used in the embroidery of a late 1860's dress.

Work by Cedar Lewisohn

Ndungu, Isca: Cedar Lewisohn

02 June 2017

Ndungu, Isca is the solo work of British artist and writer Cedar Lewisohn. His exhibition is held at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter and includes examples of printmaking, drawing, video and bookworks.

Painting by Ben Enwonwu

Two paintings discovered in archive

22 May 2017

One example of two newly discovered paintings in the Ethnography collection and some of the research that went with it. This is part of the Designated-funded Discovering Worlds: Africa project.