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First Look at Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters – The Box’s Major Aboriginal Australian Exhibition

The Box has announced the European premiere of the National Museum of Australia’s award-winning exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters from 21 October – 27 February 2022. The exhibition forms part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22, a major programme of cultural exchange taking place across the two nations. The Box’s presentation of Songlines continues the museum’s track record of collaborating with First Peoples around the world and follows recent exhibitions co-curated with the Wampanoag of North America – Mayflower 400: Legend...

National Portrait Gallery to Loan Historical Portraits to Box Museum

The National Portrait Gallery will loan six portraits of the nation’s best-known historical characters to The Box museum in Plymouth from 25th September 2021 until 6th March 2022 as part of its National Skills Sharing Partnership programme. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for visitors to explore the National Portrait Gallery’s treasured Collections while it undergoes its transformational Inspiring People redevelopment. The National Skills Sharing Partnership programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art...

The Box, Plymouth Reopens With New Displays and Exhibitions

The largest arts and heritage museum to open in the UK in 2020, The Box in Plymouth, plans to reopen to the public on Tuesday 18th May 2021, following a six-month closure due to COVID-19. The Box first opened its doors to visitors at its delayed public launch on 29th September 2020. It has so far welcomed more than 30,000 visitors, despite being open for a total of just nine weeks. Easily the most impressive...

Naval Figureheads Restored and Shipping Out For Plymouth

In an ambitious sculpture conservation project, 14 monumental 19th century naval figureheads have been saved from decay and are to go on display in The Box in Plymouth, the largest museum and art gallery space opening in the UK next year.   The Box, a £40 million complex that completely transforms, extends and combines the original City Museum and Library buildings and St. Luke’s Church, to create new galleries, a striking elevated archive with learning...

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