Jasmine and Nadia’s project explores the life of telegraph workers at the Singapore station. They have created a website and a film that shows the archival material at PK that links to the Singapore station.
International student Prabhat Rathva, India, looks at Tropical Plantations, the extraction of the materials and the regulation laws.
International student Prabhat Rathva, India, has investigated gutta-percha, a material used in cable insulation, and the ecological impact this has had on the forests of Southeast Asia.
Our Digital Collections Officer, Duncan Mackenzie, explores the history of five cableships, each named Retriever.
Duncan Mackenzie, our Digital Collections Officer, explores the history of Isambard Brunel’s SS Great Eastern. The SS Great Eastern was a formidable but flawed iron ship that laid the first successful transatlantic cable in 1866.
Vida Long is a graduate from Wellington University, New Zealand researches the site of New Zealand’s first international telegraph cable landing,
Citizen curator Hannah Reeves, researched the Marconi Map, created in 1917. The map is colour coded to show the language most used for communications in each country.
Isabelle Jones is a Young Curator and volunteer at PK Porthcurno. This article looks at the establishment of the first Australian subsea telegraph cable that connected Britain with Australia.
Citizen Curator Jay Hollis, a student from the University of Exeter is finding ways to be creative in telling stories through the museum’s archives.
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.
Introducing PK’s 2021 Citizen Curators and International Research Interns and the projects that they will be undertaking using our archives and collection.