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  • Family Friendly Award 2019

    Posted on 17th April 2019

    In March 2019 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 at museums and heritage organisations in Cornwall. The Family Friendly Award celebrates projects and activities in museums that create excellent all-round family visits. Family Friendly Award – Winner […]

  • Heritage Heroes Award 2019

    Posted on 9th April 2019

    In March 2019 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 at museums and heritage organisations in Cornwall. The Heritage Heroes award celebrates the dedication and achievements of heritage volunteers.     Heritage Heroes Award –  Joint Winner (Larger Organisations) […]

  • Spotlight on: Imogen Crarer, Assistant Curator Intern at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston

    Posted on 8th April 2019

    In this blog we catch up with Imogen Crarer, Assistant Curator Intern at Museum of Cornish Life, Helston. Imogen’s six-month long internship is funded by Arts Council England through Cultivator and Cornwall Museums Partnership, and is one of five new internships supported by Cornwall Museums Partnership’s NPO programme. These opportunities aim to give hands-on, practical […]

  • Cornwall Heritage Awards 2019 – The Winners

    Posted on 25th March 2019

    We were delighted to host the Cornwall Heritage Awards on Thursday 21 March at Trenderway Farm, near Looe. The event celebrates all of the amazing projects that are happening at museums and heritage organisations in Cornwall. These projects are ones that make these organisations more resilient and improve experiences for visitors. Innovation Award – sponsored […]

  • LEP Secures £700k for Immersive Tech Museums Project

    Posted on 25th March 2019

    Five Cornish museums are to benefit from almost £700,000 of Government funding following a successful bid to the Coastal Communities Fund to use virtual and augmented reality technology to bring Cornish heritage alive. The bid was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) with Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth University. […]

  • A Big Thank You to the Heritage Awards Sponsors and Judges

    Posted on 14th March 2019

    We’re delighted to have been supported by a whole host of brilliant sponsors and judges for this year’s Cornwall Heritage Awards. The Cornwall Heritage Awards are brought to you by Cornwall Museums Partnership and South West Museum Development.   The Sponsors The Innovation Award this year is sponsored by PH Media. PH Media provide a […]

  • Spotlight on: Katie Wylie, Marketing and Digital Intern at Royal Cornwall Museum

    Posted on 8th March 2019

    After five fantastic months, I am now nearing the end of my placement as the Marketing and Digital Intern at the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro. My role at the RCM has primarily involved assisting the Marketing and Digital Lead, Sophie Meyer, in promoting stories from the museum’s collections. This has mainly been achieved through […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year 2019 Vlog 6 – ‘St Mary’s Church Clock Hand’

    Posted on 11th February 2019

    In the run up to the Cornwall Heritage Awards, I have been visiting each of the museums with objects shortlisted for Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019, hearing from the staff and volunteers about the amazing stories behind the objects. In my final vlog I speak to Tony Greenbank, a volunteer at The Old […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year 2019 Vlog 5 – ‘The Gurney Stove’

    Posted on 8th February 2019

    In the run up to the Cornwall Heritage Awards, I have been visiting each of the museums with shortlisted objects nominated for Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019, to hear from the staff and volunteers about the amazing stories behind the objects. In this vlog I speak to Janine King, Heritage Development Officer at […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 Vlog 4 – ‘The Bethlehem Pasty’

    Posted on 7th February 2019

    In the run up to the Cornwall Heritage Awards, I have been visiting each of the museums with shortlisted objects nominated for Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019, to hear from the staff and volunteers about the amazing stories behind the objects. In this vlog I speak to Rosie Kliskey, Assistant Curator at Museum […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 Vlog 3 – ‘Penzance Market Cross’

    Posted on 4th February 2019

    In the run up to the Cornwall Heritage Awards, 21 March, I have been visiting each of the shortlisted objects nominated for Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 to hear from the staff and volunteers about the amazing stories behind the objects. In this vlog I speak to Anna Renton, Director at Penlee House […]

  • Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 Vlog 2 – ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ Hood Ornament and Mould

    Posted on 4th February 2019

    In the run up to the Cornwall Heritage Awards, 21 March, I have been visiting each of the shortlisted objects nominated for Cornish Object of the Year Award 2019 to hear from the staff and volunteers about the amazing stories behind the objects. In this vlog I speak to Si Durrant, Trainee Curator at Wheal […]