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Crowfoot Regalia to be handed over to Siksika Nation delegation during ceremony in Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:44pm

Chief Ouray Crowfoot and a delegation from the Siksika Nation in Canada will take possession of sacred regalia in a handover event in Exeter on 19 May 2022.

The regalia and other belongings which has been housed in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery in Exeter since 1878, include a buckskin shirt, pair of leggings, a knife with feather bundle, two beaded bags and a horsewhip. These objects once belonged to Chief Crowfoot, an important late nineteenth-century Blackfoot leader.

Following a blessing at the museum, the regalia will be packed and returned to...

Apple Mac Museum opens at Exeter College

Exeter School of Art student Sophie Bruce and her team have created what is believed to be the only exhibition celebrating the history of the Apple Mac in the UK.

The Mac Museum exhibit opened last week at the college’s new Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre (IoT) and will be on display throughout the summer.

Sophie said “The Mac Museum is a concept that was originally by my tutor Mike Krage. I got given the project last year, he asked me if I wanted to do it and I said absolutely. It was during the peak of lockdown.” She had originally gone with a modern...

Exeter City Council secures landmark museum ruling at Royal Courts of Justice

Exeter City Council has secured a landmark ruling over the rateable valuation of the city’s Grade II listed Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM).

The decision will have a significant impact on the way many English and Welsh museums are valued in the future, especially those in similar listed buildings with high operating costs.

The case was brought by the Valuation Office as an appeal against a decision made by the Valuation Tribunal for England in August 2018, which set the rateable value of RAMM at £1 from April 2015.

The previous rateable...

LGBTQ+ heritage of museum collections to be revealed and celebrated as part of major new project

LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) will be revealed and celebrated as part of a major new collaboration, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history can be found in the museum’s collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, and local and overseas archaeology, but it is not visible at the moment.

During an 18-month project, curators and engagement specialists at RAMM will work together with Dr Jana Funke from the University...

Museum collections inspire new music

A Chinese gown, a giraffe and a collection of pocket watches are amongst the museum objects that have inspired the composers of new music which will be performed in the galleries at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. The performance is part of the international Festival of Contemporary Music for All. Thirteen new pieces of music have been specially commissioned by the Devon Philharmonic Orchestra (DPO), whose players and singers will perform in small ensembles around the museum. The audience will walk through the galleries, choosing their route, and stopping to listen to the...

WITCH - a Circle of Spears Production. Is she...or isn't she?

WITCH - an original historical drama

Event Date: 
06/04/2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: 
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG

Circle of Spears Productions are bring their acclaimed play WITCH to Torbay for the first time. Based on original witness evidence from a 1687 Dorset witch trial, WITCH examines the perils of being a woman alone in the early modern era. It's an emotive piece about witchcraft trials which contains neither a trial nor any witchcraft - instead it looks at the interpersonal relationships of those involved and focuses on the human story behind such accusations. The case is examined purely from a social history perspective to highlight how easily an accusation of witchcraft could arise against...

WITCH - an original historical drama

Event Date: 
06/04/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: 
Torquay Museum, 529 Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1 1HG

Circle of Spears Productions are bring their acclaimed play WITCH to Torbay for the first time. Based on original witness evidence from a 1687 Dorset witch trial, WITCH examines the perils of being a woman alone in the early modern era. It's an emotive piece about witchcraft trials which contains neither a trial nor any witchcraft - instead it looks at the interpersonal relationships of those involved and focuses on the human story behind such accusations. The case is examined purely from a social history perspective to highlight how easily an accusation of witchcraft could arise against...

RAMM strikes gold!

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:22am

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum has won Gold in the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards for Large Attraction. RAMM also scooped a Silver award for Access and Inclusivity and Bronze award for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Attraction.

The award ceremony was held in Plymouth Guildhall and hosted by travel commentator Simon Calder and special guest, Polar Explorer Anne Daniels. 76 awards were presented to winners from 25 categories, including recognition for restaurants, hotels, attractions, guided tours, holiday parks and many more.

Councillor Rachel Sutton, Portfolio Holder for...

Gregory looking for old photographs for heritage museum

Have you ever worked at Gregory Distribution? Do you have relatives or acquaintances who have worked at Devon’s oldest existing road transport business?

As Gregory Distribution Limited (GDL) approaches its centenary in 2019, the company is calling on all past and present employees to see if they have any old photographs taken at any of its depots in the South West especially ones featuring vehicles.

The call comes as GDL is planning to open a Heritage Vehicle Museum at its Cullompton Depot to mark the centenary with the centrepiece being a restored Model T Truck of the same...

Into the Wild Abyss

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:38pm

A new exhibition at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) starting Friday 9 June will explore nature and spirituality in a time of accelerated technological change.

Contemporary artists Gordon Cheung, Rui Matsunaga and Nahem Shoa share a desire to express hope through hallucinatory, shimmering and imagined forms reflecting on the human condition. This exhibition, created especially for RAMM, brings their work together for the first time ever.

Into The Wild Abyss, takes its title from John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost (1667). The poem tells the...

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