Behind the Scenes

Spitfire RW388 Returns

Last week saw Spitfire RW388 return to the museum after more than 3 years away at the workshops of Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd. The aeroplane arrived in four main pieces: fuselage, tail and the two wings. Each was craned onto the new cafe terrace and wheeled into the building, under the careful supervision of […]

‘Curiouser and Curiouser: Alice’s Adventures in a Museum Wonderland’: Talking Exhibitions

13/06/202115:2921/06/2021 15:34Leave a Comment

Want to know what goes into creating a great museum exhibition? Join Helen Cann and Andrew Brandscombe for the first of our Talking Exhibitions films – a behind the scenes look at the creation and setting up of ‘Curiouser and Curiouser! Alice’s Adventures in a Museum Wonderland’.

Lady’s Slipper Orchid: Talking Treasures

30/05/202110:5822/06/2021 11:01Leave a Comment

Join Glenn Roadley, Curator of Natural Sciences, for an introduction to one of the UK’s rarest wild flowers, the ‘Lady’s Slipper Orchid’.

Talking Treasures: An Eggs-cellent Collection!

29/03/202108:5029/03/2021 08:51Leave a Comment

Get yourself a cuppa and join our Curator of Natural Sciences Glenn Roadley in the latest Talking Treasures film, ‘An Eggs-cellent Collection!’, for a behind the scenes look at some of the museum’s oology collection.

Behind the Scenes – Beside the Seaside

The sun is shining, we’ve completed our gardening and now our thoughts turn to summer holidays. Our summer holidays may be a bit different this year, we may stay at home or holiday in the UK when we may usually venture abroad. Whatever we chose to do, we can still have lots of fun. Put […]

Behind the Scenes – Designing a Magnificent Minibeast Safari

31/05/202006:1128/05/2020 12:48Leave a Comment

As this week it’s National Children’s Gardening Week, I thought this was the ideal time to share with you how back in 2009 I spent a lot of time in my garden exploring and taking photographs when I was tasked with creating one of my favourite exhibitions, a big exhibition about some of the smallest […]

Designing a gallery fit for warrior treasure…

26/04/202009:0023/04/2020 11:23Leave a Comment

‘Some earl forgotten, in ancient years, left the last of his lofty race, heedfully there had hidden away dearest treasure’ Beowulf How do you begin to design an immersive, atmospheric gallery fit for the wonderful treasures of the Staffordshire Hoard – and on a limited budget? Well, the colour scheme, an easy choice, taking inspiration […]

Vlog: Meet Miranda Goodby, Ceramics Curator

15/04/202012:3019/05/2020 13:52Leave a Comment

What is your name and job title? I’m Miranda Goodby and I am the Senior Curator of Ceramics. What is in the Ceramics Collection and What do you do as a Curator? Here at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery the Ceramics Collection includes pottery and porcelain from around the world, and it ranges in […]

Behind the Scenes – Recycling props

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 […]