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  • 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 […]

  • Bright Sparks of 2018

    Posted on 23rd August 2019

    Cornwall Museums Partnership and FEAST are challenging museums and artists to work together to generate original ideas for bringing more and different people into the museums of Cornwall to enjoy Cornwall’s unique heritage. For the third year, we are offering a joint small grants fund to enable the best ideas to be tested and delivered. […]

  • Pride at The Royal Cornwall Museum

    Posted on 9th August 2019

    The Royal Cornwall Museum Pride Project is a rolling programme which started in 2017. It strives to uncover neglected heritage stories of LGBTQ Cornwall and is an integral platform offering queer events across the Cornish community. Evidence of sexuality and gender fluidity have often been neglected in history. This is not through lack of evidence […]

  • Spotlight on: Nikita Brown from Wheal Martyn Clay Works

    Posted on 2nd August 2019

    In the latest installment of our ‘Spotlight on’ blog posts, we hear from Nikita Brown, Exhibition and Engagement Officer at Wheal Martyn Clay Works near St. Austell, about the importance of accessibility in museums. I believe that museums should act as community hubs, where all members of the community feel confident and safe to voice […]