Annual review 2017-18
Find out more about RAMM’s work by downloading its Annual Review [PDF].
2018 saw RAMM celebrate its 150-year anniversary. The museum has had a very successful year, with the highest visitor numbers since its re-opening in 2012/2013. The wonderful family-orientated Sea Life exhibition and the intense interest generated by the Seaton Down Hoard acquisition attracted visitors to the museum.
RAMM works with national and local partners to bring the best possible exhibitions and content to Exeter. Nationally, we worked with the National Portrait Gallery for the BP Portrait Award 2017 exhibition, the National Gallery for the George Shaw: My Back to Nature Exhibition and we also collaborated with the BBC as part of its Civilisations series. Closer to home, RAMM worked with the Dartmoor National Park Authority on the extremely popular Dartmoor A Wild and Wondrous Region exhibition and the University of Exeter on several projects.
Talks, tours and workshops delivered in the museum provided something for all ages. Events such as the very successful Time Travellers’ Ball also saw RAMM working with new partners and bringing new audiences into the museum.
Our digital work, including online gaming events during the Lost Weekend (Exeter’s city-wide digital festival), Minecraft activities, digital art workshops and our online collections resources have helped us reach new audiences, inspire digital creativity and make the museum more accessible.