South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries


“My stores are damp and the metalwork is rusty!” – Writing Care and Conservation Plans for the Non-Specialist

This training session will explore the challenges of caring for collections in museums and how to plan to start tackling conservation challenges, from a non-specialist’s point of view.

13th March 2018

10:00am - 4:00pm

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Cornwall is a land of museums and many of these are run entirely by volunteers and enthusiasts. Reflecting a strong sense of place, these museums and their objects tell the story of Cornwall and its people from prehistory to the present day through the things our ancestors left behind.

Objects from Cornwall’s museums are featured on the BBC’s History of the World in 100 Objects website – click here to see them.

Visit the Museums in Cornwall website

SWFed County Rep: Wendy Aldis

Wendy is based at the Trerice House, near Newquay

Contact Wendy by email

Museum Development Officers

Museum Development Officers provide a wide range of free support, advice and help to the museums in their area. They co-ordinate meetings, visit museums, help with writing policies and grant applications and are a fund of useful information on everything to do with running a museum.

Museum Development in Cornwall is an integral part of the Cornwall Museums Partnership.

Read about the impact of Museum Development in Cornwall in this extract from the SW Museum Development Partnership’s Annual Report for 2012/2013