Film shows Cornwall museums opening up the sector through new recruitment 8/5/2019

Cornwall Museums Partnership’s NPO programme has created 20 jobs, five apprenticeships and five internships as well as a Citizen Curators scheme, all aimed at diversifying the staff of Cornwall museums and giving new routes into the profession. This work has developed in response to ACE’s ‘Character Matters’ report. CMP has now produced a short film interviewing many of those involved, showing the benefits for museums, their volunteers and employees. Bennath Jewell is a Customer Services Apprentice at the Museum of Cornish Life and says ‘I feel like I’m contributing more if I’m working alongside learning as well’. Her boss Annette McTavish says ‘she has helped us think who comes to the museum and the welcome we give them’.  It’s evident throughout the film that for museums it has brought in perspectives of both previously unengaged younger and older people, with impacts on interpretation and plans for attracting visitors. CMP (six minute film), ACE (Character Matters report)