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Projects and publications

Over the past decade, the collection has been the subject of various projects.

The collection received Designation status in 1998, and a number of core activities were undertaken between 1999-2002 to improve awareness and access to the collection. Find out about the work undertaken in the Designation project page.

A number of projects are currently in progress. Click the links below to find out more:

Publications

These publications are available from the museum shop:

The Story of the Cottonian Collection
by Florence A. Stanbury
Published: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 1992
Cost: 50p

Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA (1723-1792): The Self Portraits
by David Mannings
Published: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 1992
Cost: £3.50

Sir Joshua Reynolds: The Acquisition of Genius
by Donato Esposito, Jenny Graham and Cristina S. Martinez, edited by Sam Smiles
Published: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 2009.

Cards and prints

A number of greetings cards and postcards are available in the museum shop.

If you would like to reproduce any of the images from the Cottonian Collection, please get in touch with our museum image service.