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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 […]

New Fiji exhibition in Plymouth

Fiji: Ocean connections Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery – free admission 10 October 2015 – 16 January 2016 This newly-developed world cultures exhibition will explore the surprising connections between Plymouth and Polynesia.  Over a hundred artefacts from the Pacific island of Fiji have travelled to the Museum since the late 1800s. This exhibition will […]

125th anniversary of Wounded Knee

125th anniversary of Wounded Knee and Chief Big Foot Riders 25th Reunion Ride 2015 A new organisation has been founded by both Native American Lakota and Dakota individuals and a wider supporting community of like-minded people.  This group is called ‘Healing Hearts at Wounded Knee’ and was created to honour the memory of those who suffered […]

Guest Post – Grand Challenges 2015 at RAMM

The first day of Grand Challenges was a whirlwind of contained chaos; we were introduced to a new environment (behind the scenes at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery), new people and new technology. After making small talk, our group (from various backgrounds and disciplines) became quickly at ease with the fellow students […]

Guest post – Spotlight on a Yoruba carved figure

As part of Grand Challenges 2015, a group of University of Exeter students have been working with the World Cultures collection. They have researched and digitised two objects from the collection, creating additional interpretive material and making two short films about the objects. One of the objects they researched is a Yoruba carved figure from Nigeria; the […]

Guest Post – Spotlight on a Yoruba gelede mask

As part of Grand Challenges 2015, a group of University of Exeter students have been working with the World Cultures collection. They have researched and digitised two objects from the collection, creating additional interpretive material and making two short films about the objects. One of the objects they researched is a Yoruba gelede mask from […]