A Young Curators programme is now up and running at the museum, with 10 young people aged between 16-18 meeting at the museum on Tuesday evenings. So far, the group has played ‘museum island discs’ deciding what object they would save from the museum, made mini-films promoting the museum to younger visitors, prepared public speaking presentations on the DCLI war memorial, Berlin Wall and propaganda postcard for the national public-speaking prize ARTiculation. They’ve also taken part in a trip to Penlee House Museum and Gallery in Penzance to see the exhibition of Robert Borlase Smart’s work, including his wartime drawings.
They have also been organising a fantastic ‘Museum Late’ event for Saturday 24th November. This is going to be a fantastic evening of history and culture, featuring authentic Indian food, an escape room experience, photographic exhibition and a series of talks examining the controversy of British rule in India.
Tickets for this event can be purchased through Eventbrite
We have also been working with the local Callywith College A Level History students, who visited the museum to take part in a workshop looking at World War Two. The students were given the task of researching the Battle of Gazala and Hill 112 from exhibition and archive material in the museum, and piecing together what happened for themselves.