Museum collections are often best illustrated through themes. Many of these themes affect us all.
Discovering Worlds: Pacific
Discovering Worlds is an ambitious project that explores RAMM’s collection of artefacts from the islands of the Pacific.
Discovering Worlds: Africa
Discovering Worlds: Africa is our second collection exploratory project that encompasses new research, conservation, documentation and re-interpretation of RAMM’s Africa collection to transform the visitor experience.
Africa is rich in natural resources from the earth. Many of these come in the form of minerals from which metals can be extracted, processed and shaped into useful items. We explore artefacts made from iron and copper.
Since its introduction to the global market, communities around the world have used European-made wool cloth in place of traditional materials in the making and decorating of clothing and other items. This section explores the red cloth produced in the British south-west, and how it was included in other parts of the world as a decorative and status-giving element.
What is barkcloth? How and why was it used? Find out more about the amazing range of barkcloth and their designs, which have been produced in the last 250 years by global artists and artisans.
‘Yoruba’ celebrates the rich and diverse culture of the Yoruba people. It brings together contemporary and historic Yoruba art and crafts and allows you to explore and appreciate Yoruba artists past and present.
Jointly displaying artefacts from a local history and an ethnography collections, this exhibition explores the theme of beauty. These wonderful artefacts came from the collections of two museums; The Museum in the Park, Stroud and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter.