Vida Long is a graduate from Wellington University, New Zealand researches the site of New Zealand’s first international telegraph cable landing,
The Languages of Telegraphy
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.
Porthcurno to Port Darwin: The Establishment of the Australian Subsea Telegraph Cable
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.
Seashells and Empires: allowing memories to guide my curator research
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.
Remote Volunteering on the Zodiac Project at PK Porthcurno
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.
Darwin subsea cables
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.
Kids in Museums – Young Curator Blog
As the museum is closed for lockdown 2, Maeve Cushla, our Young Curator, spent this week photographing and researching the local songbirds around Porthcurno valley for the Kids in Museums takeover day.
Latest PK Videos on YouTube
Pillar Boxes, Telephone Boxes, and a Little Talk & Tea It has been an active month on the museum’s YouTube channel, with seven videos being uploaded in only three weeks. These videos include ‘Talk & Tea’, created for an exhibition in our tunnels. Between January to March 2019 pupils from St Buryan Academy Primary School
A Classic British Icon – the Red Telephone Box
Our Latest Video is on YouTube As part of our mini-series on classic public communication on the street, our latest video looks at the red telephone box, an icon of British design recognised across the world. We focus on the ‘K2’, which is recreated in the video using Blender software (that thumbnail image of a
Communication On the Street – New Video
Our Latest Video is About the Humble Police Box We have a new video on our YouTube channel, called ‘The Police Box – classic public communication on the street’. It is part of a short series on communication before the wide-spread use of the telephone. If you needed the police but the local station was