YAG Workshop, Saturday 14 December 2013
It was our last YAG meeting of 2013! We visited Turner & the Sea exhibition and had the YAG meeting in the Royal Observatory Greenwich, and saw a Planetarium show. We reflected on 2013 and looked forward to 2014.
Youth Advisors Thu and Terri share what we got up to…
When visiting Turner & the Sea exhibition, I was overwhelmed by the excitement of visiting a new exhibition that was different. One of my favourite paintings was the Battle of Trafalgar and a blue sunset. This was because these two paintings sand out from the others and I thought the textures on both were amazing. It was quite good because there were paintings that showed unfinished work with vivid colours.
After the Turner & the Sea exhibition, we had a 5 minute break and then we went to the Planetarium to see a show called The Sky Tonight: Christmas Stars and it was about the sky and what to look for in it. I thought the show was spectacular!
The Youth Advisors also shared their ideas on what they wished they knew about the Museum:
- The stages of, and how much effort goes into creating an exhibition
- When the Museum was founded and why
- How cool is the Museum?
- How, why and who moves the exhibitions?
- Are there any secret passages?
- How do they organise an exhibition and how long does it take?
- How do they handle or fix broken items?
- How influential is society on the Museum’s work?
- How can I get paid work or an internship here?
- How does the Planetarium show the stars?
- How did the ship get in the bottle?
Also, things the Youth Advisors wished the Museum knew about young people:
- Some of us are actually interested in history and museums
- More energetic stuff
- Acknowledging younger people when advertising activities in the Museum
- Raise the profile of the YAG and individuals in the Group
- Where young people that visit the Museum come from
- Young people like to do things related to their interests