Thinking about communities

An interesting and thought-provoking session in Falmouth. We discussed what is a community; communities: those we belong to and the communities that Museums are for and those communities that are excluded from visiting Museums. We listed communities such as work-based sports, those with similar life experiences, and more. Then we discussed some who might beContinue reading “Thinking about communities”

Using facebook for information

I discovered a public group on Facebook called PK remembered. It’s a group for all those who were at Porthcurno(PK) for whatever reason during the Cable and Wireless Telecommunication P.K. College occupation. I contacted several people from the site via messenger with the following message: I found your name on Facebook and as you commentedContinue reading “Using facebook for information”

Feeling a bit more positive about the project

I searched Facebook and found a public group called PK Remembered and have contacted several of the people posting there. Some have already responded with names and memories of their time in Porthcurno.  So I’m feeling more hopeful now about the project. I’ve learned that there was a college nurse. There were many cases ofContinue reading “Feeling a bit more positive about the project”

Getting rather frustrated but some possibilities

I went into the Museum a few days ago and chatted with two other Citizen curators about a possible project and how to proceed. I feel as though I’ve reached a blank wall as far as my desired project to find out about the health and wellbeing of the students at the college in Porthcurno.Continue reading “Getting rather frustrated but some possibilities”

Seeking but not finding

I went to the Porthcurno Museum today to continue searching for information about the subjects that interest me., bearing in mind that there are only a few months left before the citizens’ curator scheme ends and as yet I haven’t decided what I’ll make a short video presentation about. I hadn’t got very far inContinue reading “Seeking but not finding”

Meeting at Penlee Coach House

The session today -December 2, 2019), was in a cold Penlee Coach house. Keeping warm by hugging a cup of tea, it amazed me at the progress that some Citizen Curators had made in investigating their project. After several sessions thumbing through copies of Zodiac magazines without finding out much about what I was interestedContinue reading “Meeting at Penlee Coach House”

Getting confused about what to concentrate on.

At the end of the citizen curator programme, I have to present something in as a video. So whatever I decide on will need to be something to present visually. It could be me giving a short talk or, preferably, narrating a series of photographs. I’m browsing through Zodiac but I’m puzzled about how toContinue reading “Getting confused about what to concentrate on.”

Searching for medical information

I continued looking through the 1950s Cable and Wireless magazine: There is usually a women’s page: extolling the virtues of making the small meat ration last for several days, or how to be more glamorous. Most issues of Zodiac advertise the value of biscuits. However my quest this week was to explore medical records. IContinue reading “Searching for medical information”

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