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Get excited about Tin Mining! And the National Lottery Awards!

Posted in News with tags on June 22, 2009 by geevor

jpg2s2We’re very excited today! We have reached the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards! The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they aim to celebrate and recognise the difference that those projects have made to people, places and communities all across the UK.

We like to think we did a pretty good job, HLF funding gave us the opportunity to initiate the Geevor Tin Mine Project. This Lottery funding has enabled the restoration of all two acres of buildings – some of which date back to the early 19th century – and the development of our new Hard Rock museum.    When the mine closed, the local council made the unusual decision to buy the site, recognising the importance of preserving such an important piece of Cornish and mining history.  And with the help of Lottery funding we are continuing to preserve the site for the future.  Its great that all our hard work has paid off! And even better that we’ve been recognised by the National Lottery Awards!

Geevor Tin Mine: Conservation of buildings and new Hard Rock Museum is competing against nine other projects in the Best Heritage Project category for the chance to win an Award and a £2,000 prize, and we need your votes to help us!

The three projects in each category with the most votes will progress to the final round of public voting, which will run from 3-14 August.   How cool would it be if we got in the top three!

It would be fabulous if you could vote for us, you can visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards, click on the Best Heritage Project category and cast your vote! Alternatively you can call 0844 686 2607 to register your phone vote.  Every vote counts, so we really appreciate your support.

Sneak Preview: Geevor Then & Now

Posted in Events, Hard Rock Gallery, News on March 26, 2009 by geevor

cimg1299We are all preparing for the New Hard Rock Gallery exhibtion, and Jo W the curator allowed me to sneak in with my camera.  So here is a sneaky peek of us setting up the new exhibition entitled Geevor Then & Now!

The exhibition tries to highlight some of the changes that have taken place on the site over time. The photos look brilliant! There isn’t an opening date yet, but if we get it mounted and up in time in could be open tomorrow! Friday 27th March 2009. as soon as i have more details i will let you know!

Geevor Then & Now Coming Soon!

the sticky vinyl man putting up the title

the sticky vinyl man putting up the finishing touches to the exhibition title

trial and error photo placement

trial and error photo placement

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checking captions

Geevor Needs You!

Posted in News, reviews on March 5, 2009 by geevor

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We need your help please!  We think our website needs updating, what do you think?

www.geevor.com

is it good? is it bad?  what can we do to make it better?  all opinions welcome!

Goodbye Kurt

Posted in Hard Rock Gallery, News on February 25, 2009 by geevor

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Just a reminder the last day of the Kurt Jackson exhibition will be Sunday 15th March.  Must not be missed! It has been a fantastic exhibition and our first to be held in the brand new Hard Rock Gallery.  I do recommend it, the paintings are very striking.

“These are far more than pretty or dramatic pictures: they get beneath the skin of the surroundings and explore, often with great passion, the contexts within which the scenes exists”

Bill Lakin, Chair, Pendeen Community Heritage.

Geevor on Twitter

Posted in Geevor, News on February 16, 2009 by geevor

twitter_logothere has been a twitter explosion recently! Geevor has been on twitter since october (beating the british museum by 3months- i am slightly smug about that).  but to be honest I didnt know whether it would take off or not, but it has! Even Charles Darwin is following Geevor’s expolits on Twitter, so maybe you should too.

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Last Chance to see!

Posted in Hard Rock Gallery, News on February 10, 2009 by geevor

Kurt Jackson: The Mining Paintings

Ends 15th March 2009

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Geevor Tin Mine Flickr Group

Posted in News on January 7, 2009 by geevor

I have just been on the Geevor Tin Mine Flickr Group and some of the photos are absolutely amazing! I just  had to tell you about them!   All of these photos have been taken by previous visitors to the site.  They are really awe inspiring!   have a look at why we created a Flickr group

click to see the geevor group flickr slideshow

Anyone fancy taking some snaps and sharing them with us and the world!?  we would love to see them! go on have a go…

Check out the Flickr group by clicking on the picture.flickrgroup1