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In the last few years (2018-2021) I have begun to notice more and more colourised back and white photographs and videos. From the full works by big names like director Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old where grainy First World War footage was upscaled to 4K resolution, colorised, ‘restored’ (using Computer Generated Imagery, or…
Part 2 of our interview with Ananda Rutherford, Research Associate on the TaNC (Towards a National Collection) AHRC project: Provisional Semantics and based in the Research Department of Tate. Read Part 1. What are your starting points? Have your observations and lived experiences shaped how you see the documentation of collections? I think it depends…
In this two-part interview we speak with Ananda Rutherford, Research Associate on the TaNC (Towards a National Collection) AHRC project: Provisional Semantics In Part 1 Ananda speaks about her work on the TaNC Provisional Semantics project based in the Research Department of Tate. Thanks for chatting with me, how did you come to work on…
This post is substantially based on a webinar discussion with Cornwall Museum Partnership Engagement Network on 20 October 2020, called ‘Decolonisation – where do I begin?’. It was delivered with Shreya Sharma, restorer and archivist from Dehli India, and Chloe Phillips of Kresen Kernow, and organised by Celine Elliot. Don’t be afraid to ask and…
Curating narrows the gap between creating knowledge and communication. Our philosophy is inspired by the concept of creating collections of things. The act of collecting is about constructing knowledge (information and emotional) through explanation and stories.
Possessing that knowledge bestows a person power. It is the curator’s purpose to share that knowledge (and its power) as widely and equitably as possible through brilliant communication and interpretation.
Read more about our philosophy on curating.
What we provide
Digital and place-based course development for colleges, adult education, universities, individual organisations and groups. We have developed and are delivering a major work-based curatorial training and museum awareness course for Cornish museums called Citizen Curators on behalf of Cornwall Museums Partnership, supported by the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.
We help organisations analyse information and explore new subjects. Recently we have helped Historic England to update a guide to good practice and communicate shipwrecks to non-divers through 3D imaging on Sketchfab. Our research into medieval inscriptions has helped archaeologists at Tintagel to read words hidden for a thousand years.
Support for undertaking organisational change, leadership development and diversity and inclusion work. Our Director is an Accredited member of the Association of Facilitators and we have led facilitation events for the National Trust, Arts Council England and contributed insights to the Cultural Governance Alliance led by the Clore Leadership Programme.
Curate it all…
…food, clothes, garden, music, colours, lights, writing, your room.
Good curating gives meaning to the choices you make when you choose, select and arrange.
It determines the ideas, people and stories you really care about.