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  • CMP Remote Working Manifesto

    Posted on 20th November 2020

      Since the early days of CMP we’ve tried to embed the principles of Agile working at the charity. This means trying to reflect and learn as we go to continually improve our practice. This year those reflections have inevitably involved remote working and the consequences of closing the office for a prolonged period of […]

  • Cornwall Museums Partnership Appoints Four New Board Directors

    Posted on 19th November 2020

    Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) is thrilled to announce the appointment of four new Board Directors: Katharine Wills, Heather Coupland, Zoe Partington and Sarah Waite. CMP’s Board of Directors are responsible for ensuring the overall strategic direction of CMP and provide help, guidance, and advice on all aspects of the charity’s work. Appointments were made after […]

  • Funding Success – Art Fund support’s the Rural Diversity Network

    Posted on 13th November 2020

    Thanks to funding from Art Fund, Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) is excited to announce  a collaborative project with Black Voices Cornwall (BVC) and the Black British Museum (BBM), collecting the stories and experiences of Black people living in Cornwall. The award of a £15,000 Professional Network Grant from Art Fund towards the Rural Diversity Network […]

  • Chronically Katie: my experience as a disabled Trainee Curator

    Posted on 10th November 2020

    I’m Katie Sawyer and I’m one of two Trainee Curators for 2020 at Bodmin Keep, Cornwall’s Army Museum. I also have Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is a long term neurological illness with no known cause or cure, that severely impacts energy along with several other symptoms. My aim with this blog is to highlight […]

  • An Internship with Impact: Working as a Trainee Curator at Bodmin Keep

    Posted on 28th October 2020

    After months of applying for entry level jobs in the museum sector, between shifts stacking books in a library and pulling pints at a pub, I was finally offered a curatorial traineeship at a small military museum. Leaping at the opportunity, in January 2020 I uprooted my life in South London and moved to Bodmin, […]

  • #RDNetwork: Volunteering

    Posted on 23rd October 2020

    During 2020 the Cornwall Museums Partnership Twitter page will be handing the reigns over each month to local organisations, who will be guest hosting our Rural Diversity Networking hour; #RDNetwork. In July, Tehmina Goskar, Director of the Curatorial Research Centre, kindly took over our Twitter page to discuss museums and volunteering. Please continue reading to hear […]

  • Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection

    Posted on 14th October 2020

    Falmouth Art Gallery and the newly re-opened Royal Cornwall Museum have joined forces to stage two exhibitions, one in each venue, showcasing almost the entire ‘Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection’ which has been looked after by the latter institution on behalf of Cornwall Council since 2011.  This impressive collection consists of artworks originally acquired from […]

  • A Day In The Life: Ellie Smith, Project Support Apprentice

    Posted on 10th October 2020

    Welcome to our new blog series, ‘A Day In The Life…’ which is based on each member of the CMP team and what they get up to on a typical day at work. First up is Ellie Smith, wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice. Ellie is working full time on various administrative aspects of the wAVE […]

  • An introduction to the UK National Arts Strategies (NAS) Creative Community Fellowship and Culture Card

    Posted on 10th October 2020

    Celine Elliot is Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Engagement Lead. Having joined in 2019, Celine leads our programme of engagement support for museums in Cornwall and Scilly. Having gained experience working with collections in the north, returning to Cornwall has allowed Celine to focus her attention on the diverse and inspirational organisations which make up the museum […]

  • Cabaret – Part Five

    Posted on 9th September 2020

    Citizen Curators is a free work-based training programme in museum awareness and modern curatorial practice aimed at volunteers from our community. The programme is provided by Cornwall Museums Partnership in collaboration with seven museums, with the main goal of providing a new form of meaningful museum participation. The programme is led by Dr. Tehmina Goskar, […]

  • Talking Intern

    Posted on 20th August 2020

    Talking Intern is a podcast born from lockdown. Lockdown has been incredibly limiting to museums in some ways but has also offered the opportunity to start creative projects that, whilst not physical, are nonetheless impactful. The idea was first presented to us by Cornwall Museums Partnership. Would the trainee curators like to create a podcast? […]

  • Heritage Treasures – Part Four

    Posted on 7th August 2020

    Citizen Curators is a free work-based training programme in museum awareness and modern curatorial practice aimed at volunteers from our community. The programme is provided by Cornwall Museums Partnership in collaboration with seven museums, with the main goal of providing a new form of meaningful museum participation. The programme is led by Dr. Tehmina Goskar, […]