Julia Webb-Harvey

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Animated Helston!

Something unusual was happening at the Museum of Cornish Life last week. It was busy, school holidays often are (particularly rainy ones), but this was different. The air was charged with noise and laughter – with kids, parents and grandparents… Continue Reading →

Citizen Curator – shifting sands

I stand by my exploration to date, after all you can’t think everything at once, but my thinking has moved on. I still think that there’s a kind of expectation about what might be included to describe the Cornish as… Continue Reading →

Citizen Curators and the Cornish National Collection

In addition to the support for our own museums, we (the Citizen Curators) have a mission, “to collaboratively curate a collection distributed among the museums that reflects the diversity of Cornish society past and present.”   It goes even further,… Continue Reading →

I remember… museums from my childhood

In September I was selected to join the Citizen Curator’s scheme here in Cornwall with the Museum of Cornish Life. It’s a ten-month programme where my fellow cohorts and I will learn about curating in museums. It really is what… Continue Reading →

26 Trees: how the hawthorn chose me

In the last year of my geography degree, I took a module on palynology (the study of pollen grains in geological deposits). During a field trip to Aran, after standing huddled around our tutor while he drilled out a bore… Continue Reading →

Big Top Event in Mylor: Liza Sings Streisand

Strange things were happening in Mylor over the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It brought its usual influx of visitors, but also a Big Top to Porloe Farm. Local volunteers worked over the weekend to create the bar, sponsors’ area,… Continue Reading →

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