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  • Penzance Market Cross – Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    Penzance’s 1000 year-old market cross moved to its present location outside Penlee House in 1997. It is one of the shortlisted objects for Cornish Object of the Year.

  • The Gurney Stove – The Castle Heritage Centre, Bude

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    The Gurney Stove was an early type of radiator, which was invented by Cornishman Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It is one of the shortlisted objects for Cornish Object of the Year.

  • ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Hood Ornament and Mould – Wheal Martyn

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    This mould and figurine once took pride of place in a trophy cabinet at John Keay House, former headquarters of English China Clays International (today Cornwall College, St Austell). When the company was sold in 1999, these items made their way to Wheal Martyn. They form one of the shortlisted objects for Cornish Object of the Year.

  • The Bethlehem Pasty – Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    This pasty was carved from stone by William (Bill) Jewell in Bethlehem in 1943 when he was feeling homesick for Cornwall. It was then kept safe as a memory of international travels. It is one of the shortlisted objects for the Cornish Object of the Year.

  • Rehanging Week at Penlee House

    Posted on 10th December 2018

    This week is rehanging week at Penlee House. Time is precious and there is so much to be done in just one week ready to open the doors for another wonderful exhibition. We were led by Katie Herbert, Deputy Director and Curator at Penlee House who very kindly gave up some of her busy schedule […]

  • NPO Apprentices and Intern Network

    Posted on 7th December 2018

    Two things I’ve not done before: hosted an event and wrote a blog about hosting an event. But there’s a first for everything and I always believe that the only way you’ll get better at something is by doing it. To put this into context, I was tasked with organising and hosting a networking event […]

  • Judge’s Special Award Winners 2018 – Lostwithiel Museum

    Posted on 4th December 2018

    Lostwithiel Museum was presented with the Judge’s Special Award in recognition of their pro-active approach and for the many creative projects they have done over the previous year such as their fabulous sponsored window displays, fundraising photography calendar and for their engaging family activities. They are a small museum that achieve a lot. Applications for […]

  • Heritage Heroes Award Winners 2018

    Posted on 4th December 2018

    Newquay Old Cornwall Society Museum The Newquay Old Cornwall Society archaeology group work tirelessly to care for the ancient archaeological site around Newquay. Never afraid of hard work, or poor weather they work throughout the year undertaking site monitoring, clearance, provide guided tours and walks and conservation care for the ancient sites.

  • Object and Art Handling Masterclass for Citizen Curators

    Posted on 22nd November 2018

    Citizen Curators were invited to participate in this excellent workshop held in the spacious Falmouth Council Chamber. The huge table was laid out with a selection of packing materials and four objects which we were later to wrap, but first Natalie took us through the rules of preparation, teamwork, condition reports, materials, handling and packing. […]

  • Family Friendly Award Winners 2018 – Mevagissey Museum

    Posted on 20th November 2018

    Mevagissey Museum won the Family Friendly Award at the 2018 Cornwall Heritage Awards. Watch a short film on the project that won them the award – an audio trail around the town.

  • Spotlight on: Celine Elliott, Community Engagement Officer at Royal Cornwall Museum

    Posted on 19th November 2018

    Celine Elliott has joined the team at the Royal Cornwall Museum as their Community Engagement Officer. Celine’s post is funded through the Cornwall Museums Partnership’s NPO programme, supported by Arts Council England. Celine has worked for over a decade in Community Engagement in Cornwall and the North East of England, where she also studied part-time […]

  • Audience Initiative Award Winners 2018 – Perranzabuloe Museum

    Posted on 6th November 2018

    Perranzabuloe Museum won the award for Audience Initiative at the 2018 Cornwall Heritage Awards. Watch a short film on the project that won them the award – a pop-up museum on the beach.