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  • Job Vacancy: Countryside Visitor Operations Manager – National Trust

    Posted on 11th January 2019

    We have an opportunity for a hands-on Countryside Visitor Operations Manager to manage our busy coastal car parks and visitor related commercial enterprises to ensure every visitor gets an excellent welcome, a memorable experience and important income streams such as membership recruitment, catering and retail are further developed at the property. You’ll be working five […]

  • Job Vacancy: Learning Curator – Interpretation at Tate St. Ives

    Posted on 11th January 2019

    Opportunity type:Permanent, Full-time  Working hours:36 hours per week  Salary:£28,742 per annum  Location:St Ives – Tate St Ives  Closing date:23 January 2019 at midnight This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced communicator with a passion for promoting public involvement in the arts to work at the heart of a world-renowned and award-winning public art gallery […]

  • Job Vacancy: Property Manager – Pendennis Castle

    Posted on 8th January 2019

    Title: Property Manager – Pendennis Castle Location: Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LP Salary: Up to £32,000 depending on experience Job type: Permanent Closing date: 20/01/2019 23:59:59 Would you like to use your passion for team leadership and delivering exceptionally high quality visitor experiences to become a key part of the English Heritage story? If so, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]