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  • Citizen Curator Research: Eisenhower in Bodmin!

    Posted on 11th May 2021

    [Original blog on the Bodmin Keep website] Did you know that General Dwight D. Eisenhower – US Army five-star general and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, spent time in Cornwall and visited Bodmin on multiple occasions during the Second World War? Read on to find out more from Sarah Silbereis – […]

  • Spotlight on: Sian Powell, Engagement Officer at Wheal Martyn

    Posted on 5th May 2021

    We catch up with Sian Powell, one of the 2020 Trainee Curators supported by Cornwall Museums Partnership’s NPO programme, to talk about her journey from Trainee Curator to Engagement Officer at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. I joined Wheal Martyn as a Trainee Curator in January and it didn’t take long for me to quickly fall […]

  • Explore Cornwall’s Audio Archives from the Comfort of Your Own Home

    Posted on 29th April 2021

    PRESS RELEASE A new and innovative way to explore the oral histories and audio archives of Cornwall’s museums and archives has just launched. ‘Cornish Tales’ enables users to travel through time and the Duchy, listening to stories from the archives of St Ives Archive, PK Porthcurno, Kresen Kernow, and the Cornish Music Archive.  Launched by Cornwall Museums Partnership in collaboration with Hi9, this brand-new immersive experience pushes the […]

  • A Day in the Life: Maisy-Sky, Marketing Executive Apprentice at Penlee House

    Posted on 28th April 2021

    Welcome to our blog series, ‘A Day in the Life…’ which features individuals working at CMP and our partner museums and what they get up to on a typical day at work. Next up is Maisy-Sky, Marketing Executive Apprentice at Penlee House Gallery & Museum. Maisy-Sky is working full time on various marketing tasks, as […]

  • A Day in the Life: Tamsin Chaffin, Trainee Curator at the Museum of Cornish Life

    Posted on 16th April 2021

    Welcome to our blog series, ‘A Day In The Life…’ which features individual working across CMP and our partner museums and what they get up to on a typical day at work. Next up is Tamsin Chaffin, who recently joined the 2021 Trainee Curator programme with a position at the Museum of Cornish Life. Read […]

  • £50,000 Art Fund Grant Supports 3D Costume Digitisation Project at Cornwall Museums Partnership

    Posted on 30th March 2021

    PRESS RELEASE – Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) has received a £50,000 Respond & Reimagine grant from Art Fund to deliver a new, innovative approach to generating income for museums with the Beyond Digitisation project. – This partnership project with innovative tech start-up Purpose 3D will produce 3D models of costume collections at three museums – […]

  • A Day in the Life: Magali Guastalegnanne, wAVE Digital Marketing Intern

    Posted on 24th March 2021

    Welcome to our blog series, ‘A Day in the Life…’ which features a member of the CMP team and what they get up to on a typical day at work.  Next up is Magali Guastalegnanne, Digital Marketing Intern on the wAVE Project. Read on for more about how Magali spends her time at Cornwall Museums […]

  • Coastal Timetripping: the Smuggling History of Looe Island Explored

    Posted on 16th March 2021

    In this guest blog written by Petra Stephenson of Looe Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol we delve into the fascinating smuggling history of Looe Island and the historical research uncovered in preparation for the new Coastal Timetripping immersive experience launching when museums reopen this Spring… The Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol in Looe has been […]

  • 10 Things we Did to Put Sustainability at the Heart of Our Work

    Posted on 10th March 2021

    Last year, as we completed our 2021-2026 Business Plan, we wanted to review every aspect of the charity’s activity in the context of the climate emergency. But the more research we did, the more complicated it became. Every toolkit seemed to be pages and pages long and the multitude of regional, national and international networks impossible to keep up with.   Some of […]

  • The wAVE Impact Report: a Report on Immersive Technology Developed for Cornish Museums

    Posted on 3rd March 2021

    The wAVE Project recently released their 2021 Impact Report, an in-depth report covering its partners, case studies, achievements and objectives for the future. The wAVE (AVE = Augmented and Virtual Experiences) Project is funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and has been developed by Cornwall Museums Partnership alongside Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local […]

  • A Day in the Life: Amy Shakespeare, Innovation Manager

    Posted on 24th February 2021

    Welcome to our blog series, ‘A Day in the Life…’ which features a member of the CMP team and what they get up to on a typical day at work.  Next up is Amy Shakespeare, Innovation Manager. Read on for more about how Amy spends her time at Cornwall Museums Partnership.   I joined the […]

  • The wAVE Project: a Film on the Development of Immersive Technology Experiences in Cornwall

    Posted on 18th February 2021

    The wAVE (Augmented and Virtual Experiences) Project has been developed by Cornwall Museums Partnership alongside Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Falmouth University. It aims to use Cornwall’s distinctive heritage to support digital innovation and economic diversification in five coastal communities by maximising Cornwall’s digital infrastructure, skills, and heritage for the […]