Jun 8th 2018

Brilliant Things Full Programme

This full day event will shine the spotlight on diversity, leadership, participation and making change happen. It will also provide the perfect platform to share, discuss and debate further ideas.

The conference is FREE to attend, but booking is essential.

The full programme is as follows:


Welcome to Brilliant Things

Emmie Kell, Cornwall Museums Partnership


The Creative Case for Diversity

Collette Cork-Hurst, Arts Council England

What is the Creative Case for Diversity? Why is it priority for Arts Council England? Colette will be exploring how greater diversity can lead to increased sustainability and resilience for the future.


(Delegates then choose either Cornwall Museum Strategy Toolkit or Inclusive Approaches to Neuro-Diversity)


Cornwall Museums Strategy Toolkit

Dr. Tehmina Goskar, Curators Institute and Cornwall Museums Partnership

Join Tehmina for a first-look at the new Cornwall Museums Strategy Kit and how this can help you.

Inclusive Approaches to Neuro-Diversity

Tom Weir and Mark Barrett

Join Tom and Mark to hear more about accessible and engaging programming with neuro-diverse audiences and the practical steps museums can take to include people with autism


Fun Palaces Creating Organisational Change

Stella Duffy, Fun Palaces and Frances Tout, Libraries Unlimited

Why are Fun Palaces good for your organisation? Hear from Stella and Frances about how Fun Palaces have created a step-change for Libraries Unlimited with libraries large and small, rural and urban. Take part in this interactive workshop to find out how Fun Palaces might work for you.


Making Grassroots Change Happen

Dr. Tehmina Goskar, Curators Institute and Cornwall Museums Partnership

How well do you know your grassroots? How well do you know your own roots? Change starts with you. Hear about the power of self-awareness in leading grassroots change.


Sense of Place: A collaborative project with young care leavers led by Penlee House and Royal Cornwall Museum

Liz Shepherd, Royal Cornwall Museum and Zoe Burkett, Penlee House

Liz and Zoe will be sharing the benefits of the two museums working together to deliver a creative project for young care leavers.


Making a Memory Café part of Wheal Martyn’s offer

Maggie Trubshaw and Sue Ford, Wheal Martyn

Maggie and Sue will be sharing their experience of setting up Wheal Martyn’s Memory Café and the impact this has had on the museum and the wider community.


Growing Relationships with volunteers at Falmouth Art Gallery

Tamsin Bough and Sarah Scot, Falmouth Art Gallery

Join Sarah and Tamsin to hear how their Fun Palace, and taking part in the Love Falmouth volunteer makers scheme, has helped the gallery to grow relationships with the local community.


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