Takeover Day, 23 November 2013
The Youth Advisors took over Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle! Today they welcomed members of the public to some and discuss the artwork and themes with them and share their ideas on key words inspired by the artwork. Visitors were then invited to search these words on the Museum’s Collections Online. The search word could bring up lots of original archive objects we have in our collection, and the Youth Advisors showed them how to find out more about them and pick one of interest to add to our ideas.
The Youth Advisors spoke with nearly 50 visitors in the Sammy Ofer Wing Foyer where they were stationed for the day. Highlights included:
- Seeing the kids’ faces when printing their image
- Doing the announcements was scary but exciting
- I feel proud
- Opinions of young people changed – saw faces of shock that young people were being nice to kids and interacting
- I enjoyed chatting to other staff and finding out some Museum secrets
ding big, texture, bright, stripes, stamp, pretty, colourful, ornament, bottle, history, rope, flag, sailor and puzzle.
Well done to all the Youth Advisors for inspiring visitors and sharing their ideas!
We have one final meeting this year to reflect on 2013 and look forward to 2014, and have some Christmas festivities!