14th Apr 2021 - 31st May 2021   

Our normal programme of around 50 events a year has been severely curtailed by COVID-19 and is presently limited to monthly talks online via Zoom, see below for details.  However, Bristol Museums service also offers a range of on-line events, some of which are listed here.

Home Educator webinar: Brilliant Bristol Women

1.30 - 2.00pm    13th May 2021    Held over Zoom 

Hear the stories of Hyacinth Hall, Jessie Stephen, Sherrie Eugene-Hart, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell and Sarah Guppy.  Discover how each of these women triumphed over adversity and why they should be celebrated.

To register for this online webinar, click here.


The Bristol School of Artists revisited

6.00 - 7.00pm    20th May 2021    Held over Zoom 

This talk will look at female creativity, how the artists dealt with rapid industrialization and how their art was funded.

Speaker: Dr Jenny Gaschke, curator of Fine Art, pre-1900, at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

To register for this online talk click here.


Illustrated Talk via Zoom: Netsuke: miniature masterpieces from Japan

2.30pm    22nd May 2021    Held over Zoom 

In this talk, Kate Newnham, Senior Curator Visual Arts at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, and Amy Raphael, Project Curator on Japanese Ceramics, will discuss Japanese netsuke and okimono carvings featuring in a new display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.  What are they and what can they tell us about Japanese culture?

Tickets are £5 per household and can be obtained through Eventbrite.


Late lunch talk: The King of Assyria’s carved reliefs

2.00 - 3.00pm    27th May 2021    Held over Zoom 

Who built the three carved reliefs from the palace of Assurnasirpal II, King of Assyria from 883 BCE, on display at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery?

Speaker: Sue Giles, Former Senior Curator, World Cultures.

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom.  To book your place click here.