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Under the Eaves: Sugar nips

Photo Credit: Nina Verdon This strange looking implement, somewhere between a pair of pincers and a pair of scissors, is one of the objects that Isobel King (our Community Engagement Curator) likes to take out of the handling boxes and present to school children. She will ask them what they think it is, and they

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WW2 Project Begins at the Museum

We are delighted in 2021 to be working collaboratively with Bodmin Keep on a project with the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Thanks to Lottery Players the IWM has received funding to open two new galleries on the Second World War and Holocaust. This project also sees IWM working with eight cultural partners across the UK

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Under The Eaves

There is a trend/movement in the museum sector to question the heritage of the museums themselves (their buildings and purpose) and the collections that live in them. This has been played out in academic papers, articles, Twitter discussions and in the actions of some museums. At the Museum of Cornish Life, we believe that it

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Costume Digitisation Project

The museum has been working on a costume digitisation project with Purpose 3D, a local start up from the Falmouth Launchpad Programme who specialise in the digitisation of historical and vintage clothing. The company uses photogrammetry to capture the items and 3D modelling technology to transform them into authentic models. The aim of the project

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Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2020

To celebrate Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2020, we asked two of our young volunteers, Evie and Ellie to reflect on their favourite photographs from the museum’s collection. Evie says: “I have chosen this image because I love to see the different outfits that the children are wearing compared to today’s flora day outfits. For

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Calling all Knitters

We have a wonderful archive collection of knitting and crochet patterns at the museum. Throughout November, we are inviting knitters and crocheters to recreate and donate hats from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s using a selection of our vintage patterns. Once made you can either post your creations to the museum, drop them through our

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Shortlisted for Museum Association Award

The Museum of Cornish Life is one of three museums to be shortlisted in the Best Small Museum Project category for the Digital Dial In project, as part of the Museums Change Lives Awards 2020. This national competition showcases the work museums are doing across the country to create a positive impact in their community

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Museum Passion Day

To celebrate Museum Passion Day, an event coordinated by the BBC in partnership with the Museums Association, National Museum Directors’ Council and Art Fund, the Museum of Cornish Life team have chosen to share some of the collection’s most interesting objects. This desk calendar with a difference was chosen by Museum Director, Annette MacTavish: Annette

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Culture Recovery Fund Award

The Museum of Cornish Life and Bodmin Keep have in collaboration been awarded £56,306 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today. Both museum together are one of 1,385