Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Meeting at the Royal Cornwall Museum

Touching base at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, with Michael Harris. Our researcher George Harris (no relation) made contact earlier in the year and Michael has been great point of contact.

Now that we have funding (thank you, Heritage Lottery Fund), we are able to make plans to take things forward. There is a lot of potential for working together.

One of my favourite objects (still) in the Museum is Nick Jensen's skateboard, which he created for our project Whatever It Takes. His design  for a Cornish skateboard was inspired by an arrowhead in the museum.

George Harris, formerly of the Goldsmiths' Company, will probably say that his favourite objects are the gold loaned to Gold: Power and Allure  that he worked on in 2012. George is now no longer at Bridging Arts as he has a new job at the Bowes Museum, Co. Durham. Hats off, George! But we will miss you at Bridging Arts.
All the research and background work done by George on Heart of Conflict has really laid strong foundations for the project.

Nick Jensen's Cornish arrowhead skateboard on display at Heartlands, Pool