Following the recent successful consultation events in all over Cornwall, the Kresen Kernow Project – a project aimed at creating the biggest collection of information for studying Cornwall’s people, places, history and culture – will see the consultation roadshow in Truro on Saturday 3rd May, 10am-3pm, in a marquee on Lemon Quay.
The Kresen Kernow project – which was selected as one of only six to receive Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF funding) at its level in 2013 – intends to build a new archive and local studies centre for Cornwall on the old brewery site at Redruth.
At the roadshows, people will be able read about and discuss the project, and the new and improved building and services with members of the team. The roles of the three current services which will come together to form Kresen Kernow will also be explained.
There will be opportunities to sign up and get involved in the project, as well as share thoughts and make suggestions via questionnaires and other interactive consultation methods. Details of the other roadshow locations and dates can be found on the Kresen Kernow web pages: www.cornwall.gov.uk/kresenkernow.
The new Kresen Kernow Project archive centre will bring together the collections of Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Record, creating the largest body of material for the study of Cornish archaeology, landscape, history, culture and identity in the world.
The project will provide bigger and better storage areas, increase the standards of collections care and allow improved access to them. The new centre will conserve historic brewery buildings in Redruth and include new exhibition spaces, a learning studio for schools and community groups and bespoke preservation and digitisation facilities.