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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

19 September 2017

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

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.

Photo of the Bad Homburg Wild Boar a 25th twinning anniversary gift to Exeter

Story of the Bad Homburg wild boar – tales of tails

02 March 2017

The 'Bad Homburg Boar' is a splendid piece of taxidermy. He was a twinning anniversary gift from the City of Bad Homburg vor der Höhe in Germany to the City of Exeter in 1990. But why did they give Exeter a wild boar and what did we give them in return?