Headley Fellowship

We are delighted to have received funding from Art Fund to work with curator Dr. Tehmina Goskar throughout 2022. We will share news of the project here. Tehmina will be working at the museum two days a week researching the history of our museum and its collections.

Project Outline:

Everyday museums have extraordinary objects that are frequently overlooked when viewed through
generalising lenses like ‘social history’. Also hidden are everyday, and often embarrassing problems, that we
don’t talk about. This project critically engages with knotty collections issues that will resonate with many other
UK museums. Based in the Museum of Cornish Life, we will apply decolonial and modern ethical practices to
writing an entirely new history of the collections; will reunite the orphaned collections of the defunct Camborne
Museum to their people; and share a sector toolkit on how to deal with embarrassing problems in small

Contact Tehmina, Headley Fellow: tehmina@museumofcornishlife.co.uk