We just had our Takeover Event and the Youth Advisors were amazing!
The Youth Advisory Group has been working with artist Yara El-Sherbini to create a playful intervention in the Museum for Takeover Day. This is a national event ran by Kids in Museums and is our first year taking part. The Youth Advisors developed a series of questions about trust and young people that they want to ask Museum visitors in a questionnaire style.
Youth Advisor, Nicole, shares the day…
‘We firstly went over the plans for the event and listed the roles of each individual and what exactly they would be doing for Takeover Day. Then we took over the Compass Lounge and asked members of the public to answer a questionnaire with a Youth Advisory Group member for them to be in with the chance to win an Ansel Adams catalogue and two tickets’
The best part of the day was meeting and greeting new people who attended the day. Interacting with new people was the best part! I enjoyed the way people would respond to the questions being asked and looking at people taking part; they seemed really happy’
‘I enjoyed talking to members of the public and learning their opinions. I learnt how to properly interview someone and felt comfortable talking to people’
|Jennifer, Fatim, Bethanie and Davina – our Documenters!|
‘Next time we meet, we’ll have an end of year review and have an aim for next year as well as having a Christmas party together to celebrate our accomplishments this far at the Museum’