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World Cultures Galleries are closed for redevelopment
Gallery 20 will be closed for an event until 12pm on Friday 20 April
Montage of museum objects behind Civilisations logo

BBC Civilisations

7 March 2018

From the first marks on cave walls made forty thousand years ago, to the art of the present, the BBC’s landmark series Civilisations explores humanity’s desire to create.
RAMM is one of the museums partnering with the BBC for Civilisations. With the BBC’s new augmented reality app, you can see what RAMM’s Corinthian Helmet looked like when it was new and shiny, and see other objects from RAMM and other museums. A new trail round RAMM will highlight objects inspired by the themes of the Civilisations series. A curated collection of objects from RAMM’s collections that reflect human creativity across time and around the globe is available on Collections Explorer.

Special programme features RAMM

Paintings from RAMM’s collection will feature in a special programme which includes interviews with artist Garry Fabian Miller whose Seeing Believing artist’s book will be on display in RAMM’s Making History gallery until the end of June.
The Seeing Believing publication marks and celebrates a new chapter in Garry Fabian Miller’s work and life as an artist. It is released as his traditional darkroom activity comes to an end, and preparations begin for a series of projects that will radiate out from Fabian Miller’s home and studio on Dartmoor.


In the BBC series, presenters Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga, travel far and wide across six continents to find answers to fundamental questions about human creativity.

Associated event – David Olusoga: Black and British

Fri 22 Jun, bar 6.30pm, talk 7.30 to 8.30pm, £18, early bird £16 until 1 Jun
Historian and BBC Civilisations presenter, David Olusoga, celebrates RAMM’s new Africa display and re-opened World Cultures galleries with a timely look at the long relationship between the British Isles and the peoples of Africa; book tickets here.

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