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Join Our Team – Customer Service Apprentice

Working with a small staff team (Director, Community Engagement Curator, Finds Liaison Officer and Trainee Curator) and a large team of volunteers you will carry out a broad range of roles with a focus on customer service. The focus of the role will be customer services through welcoming visitors, retail, helping with exhibitions/events and sharing

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Work with Us – Trainee Curator Post

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our friendly and dedicated team as Trainee Curator. Working with a small staff team (Director, Community Engagement Curator, Customer Service Apprentice and Finds Liaison Officer) and a large team of volunteers you will get to experience all aspects of museum work. The focus of the role will

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WW2 – A Cornish Story: The Home Guard

After the opening of Hitler’s offensive in Western Europe, on 10 May 1940, a catastrophic sequence of developments unfolded. The British and French armies were overwhelmed by the speed of the German advance, leading to the rapid conquest of the Low Countries and the collapse of France in June. The United Kingdom was now the

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Under the Eaves: Mexican Antiquities in the Camborne Collection

There is a collection of objects listed in the record cards from the Camborne Collection held at the museum, described generally as ‘Mexican Antiquities’. These items are currently not on display within the museum’s collection but are in boxes under the eaves. The listed objects include beads, necklaces, spindle whorls, jade and copper bell pieces,

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WW2 – A Cornish Story: Land Girls

A fundamental component in British victory during the Second World War was the ability of the United Kingdom to feed its population. This would be partly accomplished by farming the land intensively, sustainably and without drawing upon the country’s limited manpower resources. Shortly after the war began in October 1940, in an effort to supplement