Youth Advisors Visit to Museum of London Docklands, 22 September 2012

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Youth Advisors Visit to Museum of London Docklands, 22 September 2012

The Youth Advisors were invited to the opening of a new exhibition at Museum of London Docklands, Many East Ends. We met with the Museum’s youth panel, Junction, and had a tour of the Museum with their Youth Programme Co-ordinator, Lowell Black.  Scroll down for lots of pictures of our day!

Youth Advisors Davina, Fatim, Shezara, Alexa, Thu and Terri outside Museum of London Docklands
Youth Advisors waiting for a talk on the East End of London

 

The exhibition looked at where the East End is today and tried to include different voices, including young people and people that grew up in the East End of London. The young people, part of the group Tolerance in Diversity, made their own Monopoly Board, which we saw in the exhibition.
Visiting the exhibition
Alexa with the new Monopoly Board, created by Tolerance in Diversity with artist Sarah Carne

Terri, one of the Youth Advisors, shares her experience of that day:

 
On the 22nd September a small group off us from YAG, went to the Museum of London Docklands to meet some other young people that they’ve been working with to see a project to redesign the Monopoly board with their choice off locations. The board was made by young people for young people.
Thu and Terri in the exhibition
 
It was a great experience visiting the Museum of London Docklands because we got to meet their youth panel and talk to them about what they have been up to in the Museum.
 
Shezara in the exhibition 
 
Lowell showing Shezara and Terri the Monopoly Board
 
Instead of jail, you are in yard
The Monopoly pieces created by Tolerance in Diversity
 
Exploring the Monopoly board
The yummy brunch, with East End inspired bagels
Lowell giving the Youth Advisors and Junction a tour of the collection, starting with a map of the Thames
 
Shezara exploring a whale jaw bone
Thu and Alexa in the Museum
We thought this artwork was similar to our Traders Remixed photos
 
Thu, Alexa, Shezara, Davina, Terri and a member of Junction in Sailortown, one of the Museum exhibitions
Learning about customs for goods bought to London on the sea and Old Man’s Eyebrows tea, from China
Learning about the docks in old London
London Bridge before it fell down!
 
Thank you so much to Museum of London, Junction, Kirsty and Lowell for inviting us and showing us around

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