We do collections advice. Whether it’s public, private, independent or technical advice, we can help.
Curate images, sound, and 3D assets. We can help you get it online or on to devices, and help study it too.
Engaging content from our unique perspective, wherever you need it. From museums to hotels to airports to offices.
We help organisations and networks to develop and change. Diversity, inclusion, leadership work? That too.
Research is our passion. Historical, museological, scientific, technological; it’s in our bones.
We excel in creating, developing, and delivering place-based and online training and courses.
“They were clearly and genuinely disturbed by what they saw as the triumph of cultural relativism over science’s universalist, humanitarian aspirations.”Excerpt from: Paul Turnbull and Michael Pickering. “The Long Way Home”. Introduction by Paul Turnbull, p.21. I am reading The Long Way Home. The Meanings and Values of Repatriation, ed. Paul Turnbull and Michael Pickering…
Our curatorial impulse should compel us to be as inclusive as possible. But what does ‘as possible’ mean when we think about diversity and inclusion? Is it just people or environments too? Absolutely. Diversity as behaviour For me, diversity is as far away from categories and single-labelling as is possible to be. In many ways…
When re-launching our website we wanted to use some icons to communicate the main sections clearly. Something simple and graphical to accompany and support a short description. This led us to think – how do you represent the concept of curating visually? Let’s see what we get when we search some of the larger icon…
This Friday at the Museums Association’s 2019 conference and exhibition in Brighton, I will be chairing a panel of international speakers on the theme of decolonisation in museums, with particular emphasis on those museums of 18th-20th century coloniser countries such as the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy. Organised by Director of the MA, Sharon…
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.