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  • Penlee Inspired Online 2020

    Posted on 26th March 2020

    Although Penlee House is temporarily closed due to Covid-19, the Gallery is open online! Penlee House will be running Penlee Inspired Online, a testament to the skill and passion for art and creativity in our local and online community. The unique Penlee Inspired Online exhibition will showcase works inspired by collections and exhibitions past at […]

  • Sources Of Financial Support For Museums And Their People During The Coronavirus

    Posted on 24th March 2020

    Many people have been asking us about the financial support available for museums. We have provided a round-up of current support and sources of information below, summarised by Kernow HR and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Hub. Please do contact us if you have any concerns or questions. We are here to help. […]

  • Finding Margaret – Emerging Voices

    Posted on 23rd March 2020

    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 […]

  • A Guide to Self-Isolation

    Posted on 20th March 2020

    At this challenging time, many of us are now finding we are having to self-isolate, whether this is through guidance or as a precaution. However, the uncertainty could start to unravel many questions you may not have had to ask before. Below you will find a really handy guide to self-isolation for employees, as well […]

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement

    Posted on 13th March 2020

    We know many of you will be carrying out your own contingency planning in light of the developing Coronavirus pandemic and that this will be a worrying time for some. Cornwall Museums Partnership is supporting action to slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and as such, is following the latest advice and guidance from […]

  • Citizen Curators’ work at Royal Cornwall Museum

    Posted on 10th March 2020

    When Tehmina Goskar, Citizen Curators Programme Leader, delivered a workshop in 2017 at the Tairāwhiti Museum in Gisborne, New Zealand, she met with museum staff, volunteers and stakeholders to talk about her work at Royal Cornwall Museum and to discuss the museum’s collection of taonga Māori. Tapunga Nepe is Tairāwhiti Museum’s Kaitieki (Curator) of taonga […]

  • International Women’s Day 2020: Making Waves

    Posted on 8th March 2020

    ‘Behind this massive delivery of the wAVE (AVE = Augmented and Virtual Experiences) project, are three ladies with a passion for Cornwall, heritage and immersive tech. The project is expected to boost footfall to participating museums by almost 25,000 people per year, create 17 new jobs and generate more than half a million pounds for […]

  • #RDNetwork: Tackling Social Isolation in the Older Generation

    Posted on 6th March 2020

    During 2020 the Cornwall Museums Partnership Twitter page will be handing the reigns over each month to local organisations where they will be guest hosting our Rural Diversity Networking hour, #RDNetwork. Through the Rural Diversity Network (RDN) we’re trying to tackle geographic exclusion. Cultural policy around diversity is heavily centred on the visible diversity of […]

  • Trainee Curators Programme – Diversifying the Cultural Workforce in Cornish Museums

    Posted on 21st February 2020

    Claire English is an imaginative curator and collaborator with experience in exhibition production, workshops, events and management. Working with five Trainee Curators hosted at 4 museums across Cornwall, Claire has designed a Trainee Curators programme alongside Cornwall Museums Partnership, and is delivering a series of study visits to museums and historical sites in Cornwall and […]

  • Immersive Technology: Accessibility In Mind

    Posted on 17th January 2020

    wAVE Digital Project Administrator Apprentice, Ellie Smith, talks about voice control, day-to-day immersive technology, accessibility and virtual reality in her latest blog. Scroll down to read more on what she has to say. If, like me, you’ve gone to the park in the pouring rain with your Pokémon Go app to catch Pikachu, or asked […]

  • Apprentice Youth Worker – Carefree, Redruth

    Posted on 16th January 2020

      Apprentice Youth Worker   Terms:    30 hours per week Job Purpose:    To work with Carefree and Cornwall Museums Partnership to promote access to museums and culture as part of supporting Carefree in its delivery of youth work. To enable young people in and leaving care to do things for themselves and others. […]

  • Cultural Heritage Drives Environmental Sustainability

    Posted on 16th 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. […]