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Bristol Museums and Art Gallery Maggie OHanlon

Bristol Museums and Art Gallery

Maggie OHanlon

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ISBN : 9781841650074
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32 pages
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Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Outstanding collections of art, archaeology and natural history house in a magnificent Edwardian baroque building. The new Egyptian galleries are open. Upstairs are art galleries containing Old Masters, FrenchMoreBristol City Museum & Art Gallery Outstanding collections of art, archaeology and natural history house in a magnificent Edwardian baroque building. The new Egyptian galleries are open. Upstairs are art galleries containing Old Masters, French School, British Collection, Modern Art and the Bristol School. Alongside in the adjoining galleries, the decorative arts collections are Eastern Art, Ceramics, Silverware and Glassware. On the lower floors are a fine collection of glittering minerals, ancient fossils and a large archaeology gallery showing the South Wests geographic formation. Close by is the World Wildlife Gallery containing many examples of endangered or extinct animals, including the much-loved Alfred the Gorilla. Changing temporary exhibitions add another dimension to the permanent collections and a shop and cafe complete the visit. One of the few Museums to have been awarded Designated status by the Government - the mark of an outstanding museum.