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Jo Moore, curator of Wheal Martyn Museum photographed in front the largest working water wheel in Cornwal.I moved to Cornwall about 6 years ago, from Somerset, I moved here for a job, I worked with the National Trust for a long time, and then left there and was doing some freelance curatorial work part of which involved doing a collections audit for the Wheal Martin Museum. While I was doing that I saw the job advertised as a part-time curator here, I didn't get the job first time around but the lady who got the job left after 2 months and it was offered to me. That was January last year, 2012..I found Wheal Martin to be quite a hidden treasure really with masses of potential..There hadn't been a curator here I understand for about 5 years prior to this post being started. So, there is quite a large amount of backlog to be undertaken, luckily we have some volunteers who've been doing work on the collections..I feel that I haven't really begun to scratch the surface yet?but it has a very strong sense of the past and I look forward to finding out more about. I think it's the most extraordinarily evocative area and it has a real stark beauty about it but real warmth of community, which again, part of my project is to reach out to the community..At Wheal Martin we have quite a large and mixed collection a lot of it is in store consists of social history objects, items that belong to people involved with clay industry, clothing, tools and machinery and the archive..A colleague of mine, who knows the museum from a few years ago, described it as a sleeping giant, and that is a really lovely way of explaining it, there is a lot of potential here.. ..l