We are looking for a people to join us for as at the museum to take part in this volunteering opportunity. Participants will undertake individual projects at the museum and be supported in their learning through an online course. The focus of the individual project will be on diversifying stories in the museum and/or supporting our project with the Imperial War Museum looking at untold/lesser known histories from Cornish communities during the Second World War.
- Free online course to learn about museums and curating
- January to June 2021 (fortnightly webinars plus working on museum projects)
- Learn how to create great museum and digital stories and experiences
- Shape and influence the Cornish National Collection
- Research and share untold and under-represented stories
- Champion the identities and diversity of Cornish society past and present
- Choose from 7 museums to participate in
“I have thoroughly loved being able to learn new skills surrounded by likeminded people… I have gained a lot more confidence as a result.” (Rob Palmer).
“It’s made me review my life. I left school at 16, I didn’t go to university, I didn’t do anything. I educated myself through art.” (Carolle Blackwell).
The Citizen Curators programme is provided by Cornwall Museums Partnership in collaboration with seven museums. It is funded for three years by the Museums Association’s Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund (2018-21). The Programme Leader is Dr. Tehmina Goskar, Curator & Director of the Curatorial Research Centre. Successful candidates who complete the programme will receive a certificate endorsing their accomplishment.
If you are interested in becoming a Citizen Curator watch this welcome video and complete this online application form. To discuss opportunities at the Museum of Cornish Life please email Annette at email@example.com