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Study it, question it, curate it

Curatorial skills for your professional and personal journeys


We do collections advice. Whether it’s public, private, independent or technical advice, we can help.


Curate images, sound, and 3D assets. We can help you get it online or on to devices, and help study it too.

Exhibitions & Content

Engaging content from our unique perspective, wherever you need it. From museums to hotels to airports to offices.


We help organisations and networks to develop and change. Diversity, inclusion, leadership work? That too.

Research & Analysis

Research is our passion. Historical, museological, scientific, technological; it’s in our bones.

Training & Courses

We excel in creating, developing, and delivering place-based and online training and courses.

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The time of Stalins and Hitlers is not over: Invasion, occupation and the ethics of international solidarity

How do museums across the world deal with the heritage of imperialism, autocracy, totalitarianism and tyranny? In the words of Arundhati Roy “the project of domination [is] ongoing.” In the midst and in the immediate aftermath of invasion, occupation, and genocide, the focus of museums and heritage will be on rescuing, replacing and healing. But…

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Making 3D digital archives available – the Archaeoptics Archive

It’s completely fair to state that Archaeoptics, a Glasgow-based company established in 2000, were true pioneers of 3D data capture and processing in the world of heritage. Ahead of their time, they travelled around the UK and abroad visiting archaeologists, museums and artists, 3D scanning tiny objects up to large buildings. It really was ‘scanning’…

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Painting the past in 3D

In early 2022 we were asked by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Maritime Archaeology Society (CISMAS) if we could help them with an intriguing project. In the small museum on the island of Tresco, Isles of Scilly, is a large 3.5m high wooden carving from the stern (back) of HMS Colossus which was wrecked in…

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Our Philosophy

Curating narrows the gap between creating knowledge and communication. Our philosophy is inspired by the concept of creating collections of things. The act of collecting is about constructing knowledge (information and emotional) through explanation and stories.

Possessing that knowledge bestows a person power. It is the curator’s purpose to share that knowledge (and its power) as widely and equitably as possible through brilliant communication and interpretation.

Read more about our philosophy on curating.

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What we provide

Course development

Digital and place-based course development for colleges, adult education, universities, individual organisations and groups. We have developed and are delivering a major work-based curatorial training and museum awareness course for Cornish museums called Citizen Curators on behalf of Cornwall Museums Partnership, supported by the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund.

Research projects

We help organisations analyse information and explore new subjects. Recently we have helped Historic England to update a guide to good practice and communicate shipwrecks to non-divers through 3D imaging on Sketchfab. Our research into medieval inscriptions has helped archaeologists at Tintagel to read words hidden for a thousand years.

Organisational help

Support for undertaking organisational change, leadership development and diversity and inclusion work. Our Director is an Accredited member of the Association of Facilitators and we have led facilitation events for the National Trust, Arts Council England and contributed insights to the Cultural Governance Alliance led by the Clore Leadership Programme.

A close-up photo of a lady using a magnifying glass to look closely at an object.
Citizen Curators learning curatorial skills.
A computer-generated image of the seabed showing the locations of cannons at a shipwreck.
Curating the seabed. Simplified polygonal maps of a complex shipwreck site off the Isles of Scilly.

Good curating

Curate it all… 

…food, clothes, garden, music, colours, lights, writing, your room.

Good curating gives meaning to the choices you make when you choose, select and arrange.

It determines the ideas, people and stories you really care about. 

Study it
Question it
Curate it.


Parlophone 45rpm record of Kites by Simon Dupree and the Big Sound.
Simon Dupree and The Big Sound, Kites, on 45rpm single by Parlophone, 1967. Part of a large vinyl collection needing curation.