11: Laying the Foundations

Does anybody remember the Richard Scarry book "What do People do All Day"?  When I was a child I was fascinated by all the different skills and trades that kept a town going (albeit an American one).  Especially how to build a house! Over the last couple of weeks we have been watching men digging … Continue reading 11: Laying the Foundations

10: Beautifying our Building

I mentioned a few weeks ago that artist Taz Pollard has started work on creating terracotta tiles to adorn the outside of our new extension.  This part of our project is funded separately by the Arts Council and was introduced to satisfy a planning condition that the outside of the building should reflect the North Devon … Continue reading 10: Beautifying our Building

9: Bigger and better Exhibitions?

One of the things our extension project will be delivering is new temporary exhibitions galleries.  Our two new spaces measure 69 square metres (main gallery) and 31 square metres (community gallery).  They will also have the necessary temperature and humidity controls to enable us to borrow things from other museums around the country.  We have … Continue reading 9: Bigger and better Exhibitions?

8: From Undersea World to Coast Explorers!

As the ground works continue outside we have been turning our attention to those bits of display that can be done before we get the extension in our hands.  One of the important areas is the new Undersea World, now to become a more interactive space called "Coast Explorers". While we want to keep the … Continue reading 8: From Undersea World to Coast Explorers!