“Playing detective” and a minor question of ethics

I’ve always had a love for history, especially when you don’t know all the details of an event or person but you still have a few testimonies or maybe a couple of pictures; just scraps of evidence that you then try to piece together into a bigger picture. I think this is why I enjoy […]

Nature photography at Wheal Martyn

Kevin Bowers is an amateur wildlife photographer who has recently been taking some wonderful photographs on site at Wheal Martyn. He also volunteers here, and has been practising photography for about six years. After three months he decided to invest in his first DSLR camera. At present, he has his third camera, and can confidently call […]

Diary of a Trainee Curator Vlogs

Episode 1: Exploring the archives at Wheal Martyn After a busy three weeks of induction and training, Si begins to prepare for his first ever museum exhibition focusing on stories from Clay Country Villages. Here we see him unearthing some of the more unusual stories from the extensive archives at Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Episode […]

Si Durrant – My role as Curatorial Intern

My role at Wheal Martyn primarily involves assisting Jo (the Curator) and Nikita (Exhibition and Engagement Officer) with unlocking stories from the collections and archives held at Wheal Martyn.  As a Trainee Curator, I will also be gaining valuable on-the-job experience and attending training sessions at partner museums across Cornwall. I have just started my […]