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  • Board Development: Succession Planning

    Posted on 29th January 2019

    By now you know how much I love a sporting analogy. So it should come as no surprise that I’m going to use another one here to look at why being strategic about your board development and succession plan will help your organisation to deliver greater impact and focus resources more effectively. After England won […]

  • My Experience of Firm Foundations – Elisa Harris

    Posted on 22nd January 2019

    The invitation to go on the Firm Foundations course came at the perfect time for me. Krowji had secured the match funding for Phase 2 of our redevelopment project and we were waiting for news of our ERDF bid – we have since been told it was successful! The course is true to its name […]

  • Pool School Gallery celebrates National Lottery Funding

    Posted on 18th January 2019

    Pool School Gallery, a community interest company, has been awarded £45,400 by the National Lottery to work with the Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection. This important and culturally significant collection was created with the intention that children in Cornwall should have access to great art. Artists represented include Jacob Epstein, Barbara Hepworth, Alfred Wallis and […]

  • Spotlight on: Si Durrant, Trainee Curator at Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Posted on 18th January 2019

    We catch up with Si Durrant at Wheal Martyn, one of the Trainee Curators supported by Cornwall Museums Partnership’s NPO programme, to talk about his showcase ‘Clay Stories: unearthing stories from our villages and towns’. “I am now halfway through my placement as Wheal Martyn’s Trainee Curator. My role at Wheal Martyn primarily involves assisting […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 Vlog – Cornish Miner’s Sweetheart Jewellery

    Posted on 17th January 2019

    Hi, I’m Peter the new Marketing and Events Intern at Cornwall Museums Partnership. Part of my role at CMP is to help deliver events including the Cornwall Heritage Awards in March. The Cornwall Heritage Awards is a fantastic opportunity for museums and heritage organisations to showcase some of the amazing work they are doing, and […]

  • Cornish Miner’s Sweetheart Jewellery – Murdoch House

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    The ‘Cornish Miner’s Sweetheart Jewellery’ became a symbol of separation and connection, perhaps sent to a mother, wife, or more likely a sweetheart. It is one of the shortlisted objects for Cornish Object of the Year.

  • St Mary’s Church Clock Hand – Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol, Looe

    Posted on 2nd January 2019

    This is the original clock hand made of copper, which was used on the clock face on the tower of St Mary’s Church in East Looe. It is one of the shortlisted objects for Cornish Object of the Year.

  • 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 […]