Our cohort of 10 Young Curators from Bodmin College and Callywith College have been busy each week at the museum, learning and exploring a range of topics. Way back in November they hosted their fantastic Late Event, India: Empire and Influence. Planned and produced by them, they enticed visitors with a photography exhibition, talks on objects from the collection, and an Escape Room experience!
The four Young Curators who delivered talks were in fact taking part in the national ARTiculation prize, being judged on their talks which were about art or objects from the collections. Two of these students, Ellie Fullwood from Bodmin College and Oscar Brown from Callywith College were successful in going through to the regional final. This was held at Plymouth University on Tuesday 5th February where both of the students did us proud. We were so pleased for Ellie, who got through to the Grand Final. Held at Clare College, Cambridge on the 28th February….
Since their event, the Young Curators have gone on to learn about a rang of themes that are pertinent to museums, including issues around repatriation. This has led to the focus of their work being on producing resources on spoils of war. The group are producing podcasts, videos, oral recordings, artwork and a zine all highlighting objects from the collections which they see as spoils of war. Look out for some of their work in the museum in the coming months.