A Land Army recruit wearing a smock

Creating historical costume from old photographs

The next lunchtime talk at the Royal Cornwall Museum during Heart of Conflict (our exhibition on Cornwall during World War One) will throw a spotlight on clothing worn then. Curator Sarah Lloyd-Durrant will be on hand to show you photographs of women from WW1, alongside freelance costume maker Lorna Kinsey-Jones who will talk about how […]

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WW1 postcard

Not for the faint-hearted: medical care during WW1

It was great to see a packed house in early April at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, for a talk on medical care and nursing in World War One. The talk was inspired by our volunteer Valerie Grigg who has contributed such a lot to our exhibition on Cornwall during the war years. Heart of Conflict […]

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Embroidery exhibition at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith

Great to visit the Masbro Centre in Hammersmith, London,today and see work done at our embroidery sessions on display. Katrina, who led workshops, is here pictured with people’s work – and their stories. Huge thanks to Katrina for doing such a wonderful job – and to Martha Romero who helped to organise the sessions.  

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embroidery group

Medieval embroidery at the V&A Museum

Great to visit the V&A Museum today with our embroidery group from the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith. We went to see Opus Anglicanum – an exhibition showcasing English embroidery from the early Middle Ages. Our volunteer Katrina Williams has been working hard at the Masbro Centre with the group on various designs over the past months. […]

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Education Pack

Heart of Conflict Education Pack – free download

We have produced  learning resources to accompany our exhibition Heart of Conflict at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. To download, click here. We’re indebted to the Royal Cornwall Museum for supplying photography and also to the photographer Hannah Wright, who worked as a volunteer on the project. The Royal Cornwall Museum will be holding educational workshops throughout […]

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Skateboard design competition 2016 – winner announced

Cornish skateboarder Max Whetter – who flips burgers to finance his art – has won this year’s Whatever It Takes competition for a new skateboard design with a tower of burgers, buns and relish reflecting his life in the kitchen. Max, 27, was born in Truro and now lives in Newquay. “The reason that my […]

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