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Cornwall Museums Partnership

About CMP

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CMP existed to create positive social change with museums


Final Closure Statement

CMP has completed its proactive closure and ensured positive legacy, ongoing evolution and support for museums across the region and beyond.

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We are proud to have supported the museum sector in Cornwall

Our Impact with museums

Our reason for doing what we do has been to create positive social change with museums.

Our unique and vital role in this mission has enabled us to secure more than £8m of funding from 24 funders, providing us with the ability to: develop and deliver over 40 collaborative and socially impactful projects and programmes; invest almost £5.3m directly into heritage and culture in Cornwall; create and support nearly 200 cultural and museum jobs; strategically represent the sector on 12 national and regional boards and working groups; provide over 500 sector development opportunities; and broker collaborations with over 400 third sector and CreaTech partners.

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Thank you / Meur Ras

Arts Council England, South West Museum Development, Cornwall Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund have invested a total of £6.1m in CMP for us to deliver our rich work of programmes and support. Thanks to that investment we were able to lever an additional £1.98m from 20 trusts and foundations to enrich our support for the museums and heritage sector in Cornwall, as well as the region’s vibrant cultural ecosystem.

Our values of collaboration, innovation, integrity and inclusion were the drivers for all that we achieved, and we thank all the museums, collaborators, funders, team and board members that we worked with.

It was with great sadness that we shared the news of our closure in November on behalf of CMP’s deeply committed, and talented, team and Board. Please click the button below to read the full statement.

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Our Funders