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Historic theft at RAMM

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 found and the culprits eluded justice.   Page 1 reads as follows Exeter City Police   […]

Over-modelled skull update

Arnold Riley’s donation of an over-modelled skull: an update by Freya Jones Since Kristin’s 2015 post – which probably posed more questions than answers about the creation and acquisition of RAMM’s over-modelled skulls – a wealth of new information has been found on our specimen (1) from Fly River in Papua New Guinea.   Records have […]

The ban on the sale of ivory

What to do if you’re thinking of offering ivory to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum   Please do NOT: send RAMM ivory, or items containing ivory, in the post or drop off items at the museum reception. They will not be accepted. RAMM is not a depository for unwanted ivory.   Please DO: speak to […]

Italian translation of gallery text

This Designation-funded work was conducted with the University of Exeter. RAMM would like to thank Michelle Bolduc, Natalia Mudd, Marian de Biasi, Raphael Werner, Marina Altoe’, Tamara Phillip and Bi Xiaolong.   Visitors can now access an Italian translation of the Africa and Pacific primary panel text in the World Cultures gallery. This is a text […]

Russian translation of gallery text

This Designation-funded work was conducted with the University of Exeter. RAMM would like to thank Michelle Bolduc, Natalia Mudd, Marian de Biasi, Raphael Werner, Marina Altoe’, Tamara Phillip and Bi Xiaolong.   Visitors can now access a Russian translation of the Africa and Pacific primary panel text in the World Cultures gallery. This is a text […]

German translation of gallery text

This Designation-funded work was conducted with the University of Exeter. RAMM would like to thank Michelle Bolduc, Natalia Mudd, Marian de Biasi, Raphael Werner, Marina Altoe’, Tamara Phillip and Bi Xiaolong.   Visitors can now access a German translation of the Africa and Pacific primary panel text in the World Cultures gallery. This is a text […]

Chinese translation of gallery text

This Designation-funded work was conducted with the University of Exeter. RAMM would like to thank Michelle Bolduc, Natalia Mudd, Marian de Biasi, Raphael Werner, Marina Altoe’, Tamara Phillip and Bi Xiaolong. Visitors can now access a Chinese translation of the Africa and Pacific primary panel text in the World Cultures gallery. This is a text […]

Stories About Repatriations – a comic

Stories about Repatriations: Journeys to complete the work   Comics are not just cool, they are an effective communicating tool.   Stories about Repatriations: Journeys to complete the work issue 1 was released in November 2017 and is the work of American anthropologists Sonya Atalay and Jen Shannon, and illustrator John G. Swogger.   Stories […]

DCMS Wolfson grant for World Cultures

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. Why are these things needed? For those […]

Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art

Oceania – at the Royal Academy of Art, London   29 September – 10 December 2018   The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is very fortunate to loan a very rare Pacific costume to the Oceania exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London later this year.   Oceania marks 250 years since Captain Cook’s […]