RAMM continues to add objects and specimens to its permanent collection. RAMM reviews its Collections Development Policy at least every five years. This guides collecting activity and ensures the museum’s collections remain relevant and reflect contemporary society.

RAMM would like to thank all the funders and supporters who make it possible to acquire new objects for the collection.

A selection of RAMM’s acquisitions in 2021:

  • Collection of beetles – 1/2021 – made by Nigel Tucker
  • Barkcloth face mask – 2/2021 – made by Reggie Meredith
  • ‘King’s Tomb’ – 4/2021 – print by Brian Rice
  • ‘Vale’ – 5/2021 – photobook by Robert Darch
  • NHS pin badge – 6/2021
  • Lateral flow tests – 7/2021
  • Hand sanitiser – 8/2021 – made by Exeter Gin
  • Limoge enamel figurine from a reliquary – 9/2021
  • Limoge enamel crucifixion figurine – 10/2021
  • Mineral water bottle – 15/2021 – made by C. Ham of Exeter
  • Stained and leaded glass window – 17/2021 – inset is a late Medieval escutcheon of Bampfylde family
  • North Devon tiles – 18/2021 – Cynthia Cramp bequest
  • Negligée  – 21/2021 – belonged to Vivien Leigh c. 1960
  • 23 etchings – 22/2021 – by Edwin Edwards (1823-1879)
  • Photograph – 23/2021 – depicts RAMM’s Joey the Stanley crane while living at Kew Gardens
  • 7 miniatures – 25/2021 – depicts Exeter silversmith John Stone and his family
  • Uniform of the Lord Lieutenant of Devon – 26/2021 – worn by Sir Eric Dancer
  • Beaver – 28/2021 – taxidermy mount and skeleton of a beaver from the River Otter trial site
  • Chariot fitting – 29/2021
  • William II coin – 30/2021
  • Thimble – 31/2021
  • Dress hook – 32/2021
  • Archdeacon’s uniform – 34/2021
  • Anyone may come and go – 35/2021 – Print by Preston Street Union
  • Plant collecting vasculum – 36/2021
  • NFS helmet – 37/2021
  • South Somerset jug – 38/2021
  • Archaeological archives for sites at Newcourt Drive, Cranbrook, Thorverton, Paul Street in Exeter, Crown Land Axminster, Hayes Farm and St Sidwell’s Point

A selection of RAMM’s acquisitions in 2020:

  • ‘Wing’ – 4/2020 – sculpture by Peter Randall-Page
  • ‘Landscape with Trees and Cliffs’ – 5/2020 – Landscape painting by Wilfred Avery.
  • ‘Eden 6’ – 6/2020 – Photograph by Susan Derges. Two other works in the series, Eden 4 and Eden 5, are held in the collection of the V&A Museum, London.
  • ‘Ocean Flowers’ – 7/2020 – Artists’ book by Susan Derges and John Wedgwood Clarke including 23 Giclée prints and 23 poems.
  • ‘Handle with Care’ – 8/2020 – Exeter-based photographer Brendan Barry worked with a group of young people aged thirteen to seventeen years old to create these photographic prints.
  • ‘Exeter Chromatic’ – 9/2020 – Devon lace teachers and their students made a new piece of lace for the 2020 exhibition ‘By Royal Appointment’.
  • Three brass finials – 16/2020.
  • ‘The interior of Exeter Cathedral’, Thomas Girtin, 1797 – 17/2020.
  • ‘Touch-Line’ by Michelle Sank – 18/2020 – A photographic document of rugby culture and ritual in the South West of England in anticipation of the Rugby World Cup games, September 2015.
  • ‘Breathe’ by Michelle Sank – 19/2020 –  The photographs were taken in March and April 2020 whilst the artist was isolated from her partner and social group during lockdown.
  • Climate action banner – 20/2020.
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