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Dr Tehmina Goskar FMA 

Director & Curator

Tehmina is a curator with nearly 20 years’ experience in the cultural, arts, academic and private sectors. She is a Fellow of the Museums Association and a member of its Ethics Committee, Accredited Member of the Association of Facilitators and Research Associate at Swansea University. She has just completed a leadership fellowship supported by Arts Council England called Change Makers.

Tehmina is a material culture and collections specialist with extensive knowledge of exhibition and event curation in a variety of settings from national museums to pop-up shops. Tehmina has developed the philosophy and methods of the Curatorial Research Centre and is currently preparing a new book on curating. She is the Programme Leader and creator of Citizen Curators, a work based curatorial training programme for volunteers, currently taking place in museums across Cornwall, in collaboration with Cornwall Museums Partnership supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. She is also the co-founder and co-organiser of Twitter’s ever-popular #MuseumHour. She is also the volunteer Heritage Lead for the women’s knowledge charity, the Hypatia Trust.

In her spare time she plays the fiddle for Cornish and other folk bands.

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Tom Goskar FSA

Archaeologist & Audiovisual Specialist

Tom Goskar is an archaeologist and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Working as a professional archaeologist since 2001, he has specialised in the adoption and development of technology and its application to heritage. His skills include research, visualisation and reconstruction, 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, surface analysis, archive digitisation, and web technologies.

Tom has led a number of interesting discoveries, from prehistoric rock art at Stonehenge and Bodmin Moor, to stone representations of early medieval saints. His recent projects reflect his passion for making information about the past more accessible, creating ‘virtual dive trails’ of protected shipwreck sites with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society (CISMAS) commissioned by Historic England. He is on sabbatical until April 2019, researching 3D capture of smaller museum objects, funded by a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England.

In his spare time he plays mandolin and researches Cornish customs and traditions.

Collaborators

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Paul Betowski

Designer & Programmer

After graduating from Falmouth University in Graphic Design, Paul founded his own boutique design agency called Design by Paul. He has worked on local and international commissions for branding, packaging, book design, web design, animation, film, GUI/UX, 3D/2D rendering and typeface/font design. Paul is a multi-award winning designer, including a YCN student award in 2009/10 whose submission was chosen and developed by prestigious fine paper producers Fedrigoni. Paul is branching out into programming in c++ and objective-c. He is now developing music focused audio applications for iOS. In 2018 he worked with Tehmina to reconceptualise, design and fabricate the new look Cornwall Museums Strategy as a striking set of method/idea cards. Paul designed the CRC logo and brand guidelines.

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