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  • Trainee Curators Programme – Diversifying the Cultural Workforce in Cornish Museums

    Posted on 21st February 2020

    Claire English is an imaginative curator and collaborator with experience in exhibition production, workshops, events and management. Working with five Trainee Curators hosted at 4 museums across Cornwall, Claire has designed a Trainee Curators programme alongside Cornwall Museums Partnership, and is delivering a series of study visits to museums and historical sites in Cornwall and […]

  • Immersive Technology: Accessibility In Mind

    Posted on 17th January 2020

    wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice, Ellie Smith, talks about voice control, day-to-day immersive technology, accessibility and virtual reality in her latest blog. Scroll down to read more on what she has to say. If, like me, you’ve gone to the park in the pouring rain with your Pokémon Go app to catch Pikachu, or asked […]

  • Cultural Heritage Drives Environmental Sustainability

    Posted on 16th December 2019

    There are more than 70 museums in Cornwall of great variety and individuality, including; art galleries, castles, mines, historic properties, industrial heritage sites and tiny community museums. Many more collections are held in community archives. Cornwall’s diverse heritage organisations offer something unique and special, they provide fantastic services for their communities and achieve high standards. […]

  • A Passion for Cornwall’s Art Heritage

    Posted on 5th December 2019

    There are more than 70 museums in Cornwall of great variety and individuality, including; art galleries, castles, mines, historic properties, industrial heritage sites and tiny community museums. Many more collections are held in community archives. Cornwall’s diverse heritage organisations offer something unique and special, they provide fantastic services for their communities and achieve high standards.  […]

  • Cornwall Heritage Awards 2020

    Posted on 23rd November 2019

    It’s that time of year where the evenings are drawing in, museums close for the winter season and there’s time to reflect on the past year’s achievements. This is also a great opportunity to send in your applications for the Cornwall Heritage Awards 2020 – an evening where we will celebrate our museums and heritage […]

  • Going for Gold

    Posted on 25th October 2019

    Trainee curator Imogen Crarer successfully achieved her Gold Arts Award during her six-month internship at the Museum of Cornish Life.  ‘I hadn’t heard of the Arts Award programme until I started at the museum, although it is well known in the arts sector. I was encouraged to take part and I’m so glad I did.’ Trinity […]

  • Fun Palaces 2019

    Posted on 18th October 2019

    October is not only the beginning of autumn, it’s also the month where for two days, communities and culture come together in a blur of creativity. Fun Palaces is an annual free weekend and campaign which ‘promotes culture at the heart of community and community at the heart of culture’. Using a combination of arts, […]

  • A Greener Museum

    Posted on 11th October 2019

    Bryony Robins, Museum Development Officer for Cornwall, recently headed to Brighton for the Museums Association conference. Alongside colleagues of CMP and The Castle Museum and Heritage Centre in Bude, Bryony highlighted the fantastic work which has, and continues to be carried out, throughout the small museums of Cornwall to tackle climate change. Read on to […]

  • The Firm Foundations Programme

    Posted on 24th September 2019

    The Firm Foundations Programme is a four-day masterclass for people about to embark on a capital development project in the heritage sector. Firm Foundations offers delegates the opportunity to learn from respected professionals, to have candid and exclusive insights into the industry and how it works, from procurement and project management to risk management and […]

  • Emerging Voices

    Posted on 20th September 2019

    The Emerging Voices bursary supports museum volunteers or emerging professionals to undertake training, research or placement opportunities that enhance their skills and bring new benefits to their host museum. Becki Brattin and Katie Bunnell decided to apply for the bursary following their experience as Citizen Curators at Falmouth Art Gallery. They have been awarded the […]

  • 10 Tips For Making Collaborative Leadership Work

    Posted on 13th September 2019

    “Collaborative leadership needs people who can be open, flexible and responsive.” For the last four years, Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) has been helping museums across the county become more open and connected to the people they serve. We set out with a clear aim to effect some fundamental changes by creating a collaborative culture within […]

  • Cultural Democracy and Cultural Rights in Cornwall

    Posted on 4th September 2019

    What are our museums doing to respond to calls for greater cultural democracy and cultural rights in Cornwall? One of our major cultural democracy programmes is Citizen Curators. In partnership with the Curatorial Research Centre and funded by the Museums Association’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund, the programme has two clear aims. The first, to begin […]