Resources for Cornish research

History and culture

Tyskennow Kernow – Screen Cornwall. Contemporary and archive films about Cornwall, Kernewek and Cornish identity: https://vimeo.com/showcase/tk

Timeline of Cornish History on Wikipedia. What can we do to improve this content? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Cornish_history

Cornish Studies Resources by Bernard Deacon: https://bernarddeacon.com

Kresen Kernow Collections Guides: 

Kresen Kernow Cornish language and culture guide: 

Cornwall Forever – Kernow Bys Vyken. Cornish history sources. https://www.cornwallforever.co.uk

Cornish Memory (Photographic, film and audio collections): cornishmemory.com

Kernewek/Cornish language resources: https://gocornish.org

Online Cornish dictionary: https://www.cornishdictionary.org.uk/

History of Cornish National Minority status

The UK Government’s statement, April 2014: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/cornish-granted-minority-status-within-the-uk

Cornish National Minority information by Cornwall Council:

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/equality-and-diversity/cornish-national-minority/

Resources for collections research

The National Archives catalogue: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

British Newspaper Archive [subscription required. 30-day free trial]:

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

National Trust collections (including Cornwall): http://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk

ArtUK. Paintings in public collections (including Cornwall): https://artuk.org

Culture Grid. UK collections across museums, libraries and history groups: http://www.culturegrid.org.uk

Europeana. Collections from Europe-wide collections that can be cross-searched: https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en

Sketchfab. 3D digital models of objects: https://sketchfab.com

Sources of collections expertise:

Subject Specialist Networks (SSNs). Funded by Arts Council England: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/sites/default/files/download-file/SSN_contact_list_june2019_0.pdf

Social History Curators’ Group firstBASE: http://www.shcg.org.uk/firstBASE-home

DATS: Dress and Textile Specialists: https://www.dressandtextilespecialists.org.uk

Society for Museum Archaeology: http://socmusarch.org.uk/

The Photographic Collections Network: https://www.photocollections.org.uk/about

Natural Sciences Collections Association: https://www.natsca.org/ssn

Collections Trust. All things about managing and recording collections: https://collectionstrust.org.uk/resources-start/