The telecommunication stamps in the PK collection teach us about the history of communication. All the stamps in this blog were issued by the countries attending the 2021 G7 summit in Cornwall.
On Tuesday 1st June PK Porthcurno staff, friends, residents and volunteers took part in the Surfers Against Sewage Million Mile Beach Clean and helped to remove an alarming amount of bank holiday rubbish.
Volunteer – Natalie Gunner, an English student at the University of Exeter, describes her experience of volunteering on the Zodiac project. What she has learned throughout the experience and the importance of social history.
Young Curator Raquel Coning, based in Australia, and inspired by information discovered in The Zodiac magazine, researches the heritage listed subsea cables that connected Darwin, Australia to the world 150 years ago.
Last year PK Porthcurno was gifted a collection of letters, written between the years 1915 to 1925, from the nephew of Edgar Lawrence Smith – who began his career working for the Western Telegraph Company.
As part of our Lights Out for Darker Skies exhibition Young Curator Maeve Cushla learnt to photograph the night sky at Porthcurno and discovers the different techniques used in astrophotography.
During National Gardening Week, our Young Curator Maeve Cushla decided to observe the PK gardens and record the types of species spotted enjoying the plants!
In 2020, PK Porthcurno was gifted a collection of digitised films, the majority of which have been filmed by Sir Edward Wilshaw, Chairman for Cable & Wireless from 1936 to 1947.
Introducing PK’s 2021 Citizen Curators and International Research Interns and the projects that they will be undertaking using our archives and collection.
In our latest Planet PK blog, Maeve Cushla explores the positive and negative effect of social media and how it contributes to our understanding of the environment.
Sophie Meyer, Collections Cataloguer at PK Porthcurno unearths a mystery during some recent research in the photography archive.
Learn about the SES sponsored digitisation of 448 engineers reports from our archive that is being undertaken by the collections team.