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Press Release | New Appointees to Porthcurno Collections Trust Board of Trustees

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Tamsin Daniel and Deborah Tritton

appointed to Porthcurno Collections Trust Board of Trustees

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Tamsin Daniel (left) and Deborah Tritton (right)


The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno are pleased to announce the appointment of Tamsin Daniel and Deborah Tritton to the Porthcurno Collections Trust Board of Trustees. Both Tamsin and Deborah have extensive knowledge of the culture and heritage sectors in Cornwall and bring invaluable expertise to the museum team.

Tamsin Daniel has been a key member of Cornwall Council's Culture Team for nearly a decade and was recently appointed as Heritage Services Manager for Cornwall Council. She is responsible forleading the strategic direction for the managementof Cornwall's heritage services, and providing leadership, influence and outreach to promote the value of heritage to Cornwall's future.

Deborah Tritton is the Project Director for Kresen Kernow, the new home for Cornwall's outstanding archive collections. She has over 20 years' experience as an archivist and is the former Archive Services Manager for Cornwall Council. Whilst delivering significant service improvements and grant funded projects, Deborah has fostered an approach which focuses on working with partners to broaden access to collections, and to increase public engagement with them. In particular, she is committed to exploring the opportunities that digital technologies can offer in developing sustainable and inclusive services.

Tamsin Daniel said: ‘I feel incredibly honoured to have been asked to join the Board of the Porthcurno Collections Trust and at such an exciting time for the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, as it approaches its 150thanniversary next year. The first telegraph cable landed at Porthcurno in June 1870, cutting communication time down from weeks to a matter of minutes between London and Mumbai, Portugal and Egypt, and by the 1920s, Porthcurno was home to the most important telegraph station in the world. The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is now leading the way in the use of virtual and augmented reality technology to bring this story alive, working with Cornwall Museums Partnership and Falmouth University.'

Deborah Tritton said:"I have been so inspired by the Telegraph Museum and its unique archive, as well as its plans for the future of the Porthcurno valley. I was delighted to be asked to join the Board of the Porthcurno Collections Trust and look forward to working with everyone at the museum."

Gareth Parry, Chair of the Porthcurno Collections Trust Board of Trustees, said: "These are two hugely important appointments for us as we move to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the landing of the first cable, and indeed as the museum moves from strength to strength under the guidance of our outstanding Director, Julia Twomlow. These appointments follow on from two other important additions to the Board: Rick Perry, Head of International Developments for Vodafone and Julie Seyler, Chief Operating Officer at Hall for Cornwall, both joined our Board just over a year ago and are making major contributions to our activities".

The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is owned by the PK Trust which is a registered educational charity no. 1062233.

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX

01736 810966 ||





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Editors Notes


Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

The tiny Cornish village of Porthcurno was once the heart of international telecommunications, boasting the largest telegraph station in the world. Today, the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is a vibrant and captivating heritage attraction. Discover our World War II tunnels, which were the secret hub of Britain's wartime communications; visit the Cable Hut where the UK's network of underwater telecommunication cables came ashore; explore exhibitions and interactive displays telling the amazing story of global telecommunications. from the first practical use of electricity to how we communicate today using fibre optic cables that still run beneath the world's seas and oceans.

A Unique History

The Telegraph Museum is unique amongst Cornwall's heritage attractions and illustrates the crucial role Porthcurno and its residents played in the development of modern communications. In particular it tells the story of the people who came to train at the telegraph station, the friendships and romances they formed, the extraordinary lives they led as Cable & Wireless employees in far flung locations across the British Empire, and the vital role they played in defining the Allies' strategy during World War II.

For Families

Designed for all ages, this family-friendly interactive museum showcases the science, the people, and the amazing stories that made developments in global communications possible, and demonstrates how advances in digital communications are changing the world forever. Immerse your family in Porthcurno's lasting legacy and spend the day exploring science, technology, history and the world around us. With secret tunnels, trails, codes to crack, interactive technology, hands-on experiments and creative seasonal events, families can take advantage a wealth of inspiring activities throughout the year, as well as enjoying our onsite café, and browsing our museum shop.

For Schools

Our varied programme of school workshops combines engaging hands-on activities with time to explore the Museum. Our experienced learning team will work with you to plan your visit, tailoring workshops to meet your groups' needs or specific learning outcomes. Activities are hosted at our onsite Clore Learning Space - an accessible and flexible space designed for both formal and informal learning.

For Students and Researchers

Available by arrangement to school students, undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers, the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno houses the business archive of Cable & Wireless, an enviable collection that includes thousands of unique records from Porthcurno's lasting communication legacy, including an estimated 10,000 photographs from the 1850's to the present day. Following the closure of the original telegraph station and training school, many historically significant objects were kept and now form the basis of the Museum's unique collection, which has designated status in recognition of its national and international significance.

Additional Information

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno is owned by the PK Trust which is a registered educational charity no. 1062233.

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JX | 01736 810966|


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