Behind the Scenes – Recycling props

April 3, 20202:48 pmLeave a Comment

Here in the exhibitions team, we’re a whizz at recycling things. Obviously, we use the museum showcases and plinths frequently but did you know we’re good at recycling lots of other props that we make in-house too, and nothing goes to waste. Let’s take a trip back in time to re-visit a few of our […]

Vlog: Meet Joe Perry, Local History Curator

Hello, welcome to the second of our Meet the Team video series where we quiz a member of the team and find out a bit more about their job and what makes the museum tick. What is your name and job title? My name is Joe Perry and I’m the Curator of Local History at […]

Spitfire Progress – More Paint, More Parts

Welcome to another edition of the Spitfire Progress Report. Things have understandably slowed recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, where practical, some members of MAPSL are continuing to work on replica parts from home (a bit like the original dispersed production of Spitfires during the Second World War!)[1] The time-consuming task of sourcing missing […]

Meet Ozzy & Friends

April 2, 202010:00 amApril 3, 2020 9:26 amLeave a Comment

Hello! Your good friend Ozzy here. I was so excited to be able to share my museum adventures with you in our film. We’re all thrilled you like it. My friends do like to stretch their legs (and wings) when everyone has gone home. We do get up to a bit of mischief but I […]

Behind the Scenes: Curiouser and Curiouser

March 30, 202011:12 amApril 2, 2020 9:10 amLeave a Comment

Hello, My name is Helen and I’m the Design Services Officer here at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. I’ve worked here for 23 years and my role is to design the look, colour scheme and graphics of the exhibitions and displays we put on at the museum. The Museum may be closed at the […]

Meet me at the Museum: Abby Taylor

March 27, 202011:30 amMarch 27, 2020 11:32 amLeave a Comment

I have spent most of my life in museums, one way or another. As a visitor, a volunteer and now as a member of staff. I remember going to The Potteries Museum with my parents and my grandparents as a child. In fact, it is my earliest museum memory. I loved spending time looking round […]

Vlog: Meet Glenn Roadley, Natural Science Curator

March 25, 202012:24 pmApril 1, 2020 12:35 pmLeave a Comment

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first in what will hopefully be a series of videos from behind the scenes at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent. Each week we’ll quizzing a different member of our team to find out just what makes the museum tick. In this first episode I’ll be interviewing […]

The Tale of the Broken Sword

March 20, 20204:43 pmLeave a Comment

They were buried on hills, just within sight of one another. They had spent all their life together, but now they were a distance apart, but forever linked by the landscapes around them. Sounds romantic right? But we’re not talking about ancient Romeo and Juliet. This blog is actually about a Bronze Age sword that […]

How to Explore the Museum from Home

It’s strange times we’re living in, and many of us are joining the working-from-home club or entering periods of social isolation. While our museum doors may be temporarily closed to the public, we’re fortunate enough that the wonders of the internet has made keeping everyone in touch easier than ever, and we’ll be using our […]

Spitfire Progress – New Year Edition

We begin 2020 with a fresh update on the restoration of Spitfire RW388. The aircraft remains at the workshops of the Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd (MAPSL) as it enters the next phase. Work slowed towards the end of 2019 due to the planned redevelopment of Rocester Airport, which includes an archaeological excavation of both […]