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  • Equip your Facilitator’s Toolkit

    Posted on 5th July 2019

    This September we are excited to be offering a fantastic training opportunity for people who facilitate meetings, events, and workshops based in the South West. The two-day ‘Facilitator’s Toolkit’ workshop, delivered by the Association of Facilitators, is a short course that will refresh the basics of facilitator style and provide you with new ways and confidence […]

  • Guest Blog: Visiting Cornwall’s Museums the Green Way

    Posted on 28th June 2019

    For many people, working in a museum might sound like a dream job. I was one of those people (and indeed I still am), but this week I have been lucky enough to find the only job that is even better – working across several museums, for the wonderful Cornwall Museums Partnership. My name is […]

  • Guest Blog: Join Us in Year Two of Citizen Curators

    Posted on 7th June 2019

    In this guest blog Dr Tehmina Goskar, from the Curatorial Research Centre, answers a few key questions for anyone who interested in taking part in Year 2 of Cornwall Museums Partnership’s Citizen Curator Programme.

  • Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019

    Posted on 29th May 2019

    In March, Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development hosted the annual Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate and champion the amazing work that’s taking place across museums in Cornwall. In our final blog looking back at this year’s awards, we take a shine a light on the Cornish Object of the Year Award. This category […]

  • Audience Initiative Award 2019

    Posted on 23rd May 2019

    In March, Cornwall Museums Partnership and South West Museum Development hosted the annual Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate and champion the amazing work that’s taking place across museums and heritage organisations in Cornwall. This week we are showcasing the Audience Initiative Award category, which highlights successful projects that reach and attract new audiences for heritage. […]

  • Bright Sparks Applications Now Open

    Posted on 20th May 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. […]

  • Innovation Award 2019

    Posted on 15th May 2019

    In March, Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development hosted the annual Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate and champion the amazing work that’s taking place across museums in Cornwall. This week we are looking at the Innovation Award, which highlights projects or initiatives that have made an organisation more resilient. We would like to thank […]

  • Who’s in Charge? Collaborative Leadership and the Democratisation of Curation

    Posted on 14th May 2019

    Emmie Kell, CEO of Cornwall Museums Partnership Cornwall Museums Partnership is a charity which exists to help museums become more open and connected to the people they serve. And for them to do that, embracing new ways of working and investing time in creating the right organisational culture is really important.  We provide leadership for […]

  • Environmentally Responsible Award 2019

    Posted on 9th May 2019

    In March, Cornwall Museums Partnership and SW Museum Development hosted the annual Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate and champion the amazing work that’s taking place across museums in Cornwall. This week we are shining a light on a new category for the 2019 awards. The Environmentally Responsible Award highlights projects or initiatives that have made […]

  • Spotlight on: Citizen Curators at Wheal Martyn

    Posted on 1st May 2019

    In this blog we catch up with the Citizen Curator team at Wheal Martyn Clay Works about their experiences of the Citizen Curator programme and their new free exhibition ‘Engineering the Earth’. The exhibition has been put together by Wheal Martyn’s three volunteer Citizen Curators: Carol Weir, Simon Dunham and Imogen Law, who have been […]

  • Best Project on a Budget 2019

    Posted on 1st May 2019

    In March, Cornwall Museums Partnership and South West Museum Development hosted the annual Cornwall Heritage Awards to celebrate and champion the amazing work that is taking place across museums in Cornwall. This week we are focusing on the Best Project on a Budget, which highlights projects that have been achieved for less than £500. Best […]

  • Emerging Voices Bursary

    Posted on 30th April 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. We want to support people who are new to museums to take an active role in developing great experiences and sharing their knowledge with the widest […]