Dr Tehmina Goskar FMA
Director & Curator
Tehmina is a curator with over 20 years’ experience in the cultural, arts, academic and private sectors. In 2022 she is seconded (part-time) as Art Fund Headley Fellow to the Museum of Cornish Life in Helston. She is a Fellow of the Museums Association and a former member of its Ethics Committee, Accredited Member of the Association of Facilitators and Research Associate at Swansea University. In 2018 she completed a leadership fellowship supported by Arts Council England called Change Makers.
Tehmina is a material culture and collections specialist with extensive knowledge of exhibition and event curation in a variety of settings from national museums to pop-up shops. Tehmina has developed the philosophy and methods of the Curatorial Research Centre and is currently preparing a new book on curating which will also explore how she decolonised her own curatorial practice. From 2018 to 2021 she was the creator and Programme Leader of Citizen Curators, a work based curatorial training programme for volunteers across seven museums in Cornwall, in collaboration with Cornwall Museums Partnership, supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund. This cultural democracy and diversifying workforce programme produced 80 successful completers with one-quarter going onto jobs in the sector. She was also the co-founder and co-organiser of Twitter’s ever-popular #MuseumHour until her retirement in 2021.
She is currently also training to be a gemmologist with Gem-A, and in her spare time she plays traditional Celtic, English and medieval music on the fiddle.
Archaeologist & Audiovisual Specialist
Tom Goskar is an archaeologist and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Working as a professional archaeologist since 2001, he has specialised in the adoption and development of technology and its application to heritage. His skills include research, visualisation and reconstruction, 3D scanning, photogrammetry, surface analysis, archive digitisation, and Metaverse technologies.
Tom has led a number of interesting archaeological discoveries, from prehistoric rock art at Stonehenge and Bodmin Moor, to early medieval animistic stone representations of the Four Evangelists. His recent projects reflect his passion for making information about the past more accessible, undertaking fieldwork and 3D surveys for Penwith Landscape Partnership. From September 2018 to April 2019, Tom was funded by a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England to research and develop techniques for 3D capture of smaller museum objects.
In his spare time he enjoys photography, 3D scanning for fun, and plays traditional music on the mandolin.
Designer & Programmer
After graduating from Falmouth University in Graphic Design, Paul founded his own boutique design agency called Design by Paul. He has worked on local and international commissions for branding, packaging, book design, web design, animation, film, GUI/UX, 3D/2D rendering and typeface/font design.
Paul is a multi-award winning designer, including a YCN student award in 2009/10 whose submission was chosen and developed by prestigious fine paper producers Fedrigoni. Paul is branching out into programming in c++ and objective-c. He is now developing music focused audio applications for iOS.
In 2018 he worked with Tehmina to reconceptualise, design and fabricate the new look Cornwall Museums Strategy as a striking set of method/idea cards. Paul designed the CRC logo and brand guidelines.
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