Takeover Day, 23 November 2013

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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.

India announcing the workshop to the whole Museum

India announcing the workshop to the whole Museum

Rahul chatting to a visitor as her object image prints

Rahul chatting to a visitor as her object image prints

Rasni showing a visitor how to use Collections Online

Rasni showing a visitor how to use Collections Online

Youth Advisors helping the public

Youth Advisors helping the public

Youth Advisors with their Takeover Day certificates

Youth Advisors with their Takeover Day certificates

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
Victoria with Rahul and Joshua

Victoria with Rahul and Joshua

Elisa chatting with Mike Sarna, Programming & Exhibitions Director

Elisa chatting with Mike Sarna, Programming & Exhibitions Director

Some of our visitors' ideas

Some of our visitors’ ideas

Josh and Rahul printing images of chosen objects

Josh and Rahul printing images of chosen objects

India and Asmaa helping visitors use Collections Online

India and Asmaa helping visitors use Collections Online

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ding big, texture, bright, stripes, stamp, pretty, colourful, ornament, bottle, history, rope, flag, sailor and puzzle.

 

Victoria making our final announcement of the day

Victoria making our final announcement of the day

Josh and Rahul printing images of chosen objects

Josh and Rahul printing images of chosen objects

Making the space inviting

Making the space inviting

Youth Advisors practicing their tannoy announcement

Youth Advisors practicing their tannoy announcement

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Rasni and Asmaa helping a visitor

Rasni and Asmaa helping a visitor

Asmaa helping visitors

Asmaa helping visitors

 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!

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