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Museum On Tour, 9 May 2018: Maker Memories #2

by Tony Davey, Learning Development Officer ‘Maker Memories’ is a community project that aims to capture the rich and diverse heritage of Maker Camp in South East Cornwall at a time when things for the venue are really changing. When we were getting ready to close the Museum and Art Gallery and considering which projects […]

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Behind The Scenes, 3 May 2018: Lots of condition checking

by Val Grant, Collections Assistant with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator The hard work is continuing behind the scenes as we prepare our collections for the move to The Box. Staff are condition checking the permanent collections that will go into the galleries that are being developed for The Box. Myself and our other Collections […]

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Museum On Tour, 2 May 2018: ‘Trans-Form’ by Trevor Bell

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer ‘Trans-Form’ by Trevor Bell opened in the Peninsula Arts Gallery recently and is on display until the end of 26 May. It’s the latest exhibition delivered through the partnership between Peninsula Arts and The Box. It was curated and conceived by Joseph Clarke from Anima-Mundi, St Ives. The […]

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Build Update, 25 April 2018: The cantilever starts to take shape

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Our web cam has been out of action this month while the College of Art undertakes some maintenance work on their building, but today’s post includes a few snaps that you’ll hopefully find interesting. In terms of construction, the most visible changes this month are to our main […]

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Museum On Tour, 11 April 2018: From Maker to Brazil

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer We have some new things to report in relation to our ‘On Tour’ programme this week! Our first piece of news is about a project we’ve been supporting since late 2016. ‘Maker Memories’ has been recording stories, collecting photographs, ephemera and objects for the last 18 months to […]

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Behind The Scenes, 4 April 2018: New images from the store and more

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Terah Walkup, Art Curator; Lottie Clark, Curator and Jan Freedman, Natural History Curator Today’s post rounds up a range of collections-based news which I hope you’ll find interesting. You may have seen some of our recent social media posts about a project our curators are […]

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Build Update, 28 March 2018: March Site Updates

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It’s been a varied and interesting month on site and today’s post rounds up a number of pieces of news and information. Everyone working on site has had to contend with just about every type of weather over the last few weeks – from brilliant sunshine to lots […]

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Behind The Scenes, 21 March 2018: Film and Store Roundup

by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Today’s post brings you some updates from the work our archivists, curators and collections staff are doing on the film front and at our offsite store. Firstly, the winning artists for the 2018 Peninsula Arts Film Commission have been announced. Richard Broomhall (pictured right), Chris Bailey and Ieuan Jones […]

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