Our curatorial training is based on our love for sharing knowledge with others.
We are experienced speakers and presenters and welcome invitations to give keynotes, talks, guest lectures, provide content, views and technical skills to anyone with a curious mind. If you are interested in developing a new course or update an old one in your institution, we can help assess the content, make suggestions for updating ideas and references and work alongside you to create relevant and memorable learning experiences. We can also organise and deliver online training and webinars.
I just wanted to let you know the very positive and warm feedback I received on your Expert Interview, which I played to Sotheby’s Institute students this afternoon, just after my lectures. The course director and the students were very impressed by the focus, breadth and depth of the tips and suggestions you kindly made.Manoj Phatak, CEO, ArtRatio, January 2020.
Since the start of the pandemic and the various global lockdowns we have quickly adapted our delivery methods online. In April we delivered an intensive workshop on Women and Cornish Traditional Music that included sharing audio and video with participants. This was part of the Hypatia Trust’s Women and Music project funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund, and also contributed to our Cornish Trad research. We are trialling Crowdcast.io as our platform of choice for delivering one-to-may webinars.
Curators in the community webinar
In June 2020 we delivered bespoke training to Cornwall Museums Partnership’s five trainee curators, each seconded to different museums and Cornwall. The aim was to introduce curators to the fundamentals of social history collections and their relevance to modern curatorial practice. The one-hour webinar, entitled Curators in the Community used the chat function to create interaction while helping participants to avoid screen fatigue and other ‘new’ problems caused by having to look at yourself on screen! We had a lively discussion and using facilitation methods it was easy to pause and chat.