Geevor’s Curator Jo W blogs on the year ahead….
January has been something of a strange month. Early on we heard that Claire was leaving us for pastures new which kind of got the year off to a sad start. Not to mention a bit of a panic! Less so for me of course, than Rebecca. But there’s a lot to look forward to! So what do we have on our plates for 2010?
Plans for our Volunteer Day in March are coming along and we hope to recruit more volunteers to help with events and activities. We are currently working with Newlyn Art Gallery on project. The mine has such potential on the modern art front; it is nice to be making a start on this. Exhibition wise, the Wildlife on the Edge exhibition will now run until the autumn when we will do an exciting new display featuring some of our underground maps and plans, hopefully in conjunction with the St Just Mines Research Group. We are trialing a series of art workshops in the spring with artist Diane Spiers, starting on Mother’s Day with feltmaking!
Behind the scenes, we are improving the storage of our valuable oral history archive – to conservation standards and continuing work on cataloguing our archive. We hope to set up a new small object store towards the end of the year, to better protect our objects.
The big all consuming project right now is Accreditation and we are all beavering away to reach a very tight end of March deadline. Finger’s crossed!!!
Feltmaking Course at Geevor. Sunday March 14th – Mother’s Day!!