Digital Takeover Day 2021
It’s Kids in Museums Digital Takeover Day 2021 and our Young Curators, Citizen Curators and international research volunteers will be taking over our social media channels!
Our Citizen Curators will be sharing images including artefacts from the PK Porthcurno archive, other resources they have recently explored, and photographs they have taken of current telegraphic material heritage.
Citizen Curators are working as part of an exciting new remote-based project titled PK150 Connected Collections, funded by Arts Council England. All of our Citizen Curators are students at Exeter University partnered with an international student based globally at locations associated with telegraphy. LEARN MORE about the 2021 Citizen Curators.
PK150 Connected Collections is an international project to enable remote access to the PK archive and to explore it from new perspectives. It is part of a larger project to create a searchable online database for the PK Porthcurno website.
Our Young Curators have been working remotely transcribing the contents pages of the Zodiac magazine – PK Porthcurno’s richest source of social history. The magazine launched in 1906 and provides a wealth of information and stories from cable stations across the globe.
Read the volunteer curators and international research volunteers blogs – part of our #digitaltakeover 2021 !
Seashells and Empires: allowing memories to guide my curator research – Jay Hollis
Rotokura/Cable Bay, Wakapuaka – the laying site of New Zealand’s first international telegraph cable – Vida Long
Porthcurno to Port Darwin: The Establishment of the Australian Subsea Telegraph Cable – Isabelle Jones
The Languages of Telegraphy – Hannah Reeves
Darwin Subsea Cables – Raquel Coning
Remote Volunteering on the Zodiac Project at PK Porthcurno – Natalie Gunner