We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bodmin Keep throughout 2021 on a national project developed by Imperial War Museums (IWM). This project will see both museums delivering a range of projects that uncover lesser-known stories about Cornwall in the Second World War.
Find Out More:
Listen to our Digital Interns Podcast as they investigate the archives and collections and share their discoveries:
- Promo/Trailer An introduction to our new upload series, as featured on BBC Radio Cornwall (03:54)
- Episode 1 The Digital Interns at Bodmin Keep and the Museum of Cornish Life share their recent findings of a nurse from Bodmin and the story of an Italian child evacuee (14:33)
- Episode 2 In this second episode, Charlotte at Bodmin Keep talks about the amazing military feats of Major Kitchen, a war hero from the 5th Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, while Joseph at the Museum of Cornish Life shares the wartime experiences of Mary Beazley, the daughter of a Cornish-born Royal Navy admiral (15:54)
Alongside the opening of new Second World War and The Holocaust Galleries in 2021, IWM’s Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP) will support eight cultural heritage partners across the UK to engage with new audiences and share hidden or lesser-known, local stories related to these histories. Over the next three years, the SWWHPP will establish a Digital Internship, support skills development in Partner organisations and facilitate loans of IWM’s rich collection across the UK in support of digital and community-based events co-produced with local people and creative artists. The SWWHPP is generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.