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  • Maps that Matter: Carefree x RCM x CMP

    Posted on 18th January 2021

    In the autumn of 2020, CMP supported Carefree Cornwall to deliver a project exploring maps and identity, working with the collection of Royal Cornwall Museum and children in care. Thanks to Shout Out Loud, part of English Heritage, the project was one of 14 funded nationally through the Reverberate scheme, which aims to “explore the […]

  • A Day in the Life Blog: Charlotte Morgan, Programmes Manager

    Posted on 6th January 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 Charlotte Morgan, Programmes Manager. Read on for more about how Charlotte spends her time at Cornwall Museums Partnership. Being asked to contribute […]

  • Play in a socially distanced world

    Posted on 17th December 2020

    The ‘play in museums’ mentoring project Kids in Museums alongside Charlotte Derry (Playful Places) and Penny Wilson (Play KX) offered eleven museums mentoring and support to develop playful offerings at their venues. The aim was to make visits for families more fun, engaging and enjoyable. Here at PK Porthcurno we’re so pleased to have been […]

  • Winners Announced at 2020 Cornwall Heritage Awards

    Posted on 27th November 2020

      Museums across Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly took part in an online celebration, where 10 museums celebrated success, at the Cornwall Heritage Awards which took place via Zoom on 21st October 2020. The Awards were due to take place at the Royal Cornwall Showground in March but were rescheduled due to lockdown restrictions […]

  • Heritage Awards 2020

    Posted on 27th November 2020

    It was always going to be a challenge, picking up an established awards ceremony in the beginning of a pandemic! When I started the MDO role in July, the awards event had been postponed from March and rebooked for October at the Royal Cornwall Showground. We needed to make a decision quickly on whether we would go ahead, or try […]

  • 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 […]