Three of the Youth Advisors will be moving on to focus on studies and we want to say a big thank you to Terri, Thu and Jennifer for being such an important part of the Youth Advisory Group for the past couple of years. We will miss you and well done for all your contributions.
Terri and Thu share their memories of being Youth Advisors:
Being in the Youth Advisory Group for two years has changed me a lot by helping me become the person I am today. It has also helped me with my autism by gaining confidence in what I do and being able to speak forward and getting my point across. My favourite experience was being invited to meet Prince Philip.
Another great experience in being a Youth Advisor is meeting Kevin Fewster, the Director of the Museum. We were able to do a question and answer session with him. It was an honourable experience and a pleasure. We were all grateful he was able to fit us into his busy schedule
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!
Some of the Youth Advisors were invited to see Yinka Shonibare in Conversation at National Maritime Museum. Art curator, Melanie Vandenbrouck chatted with Yinka, learning about his work and practice. She asked about the significance of his work coming to Greenwich, and Yinka talked about how we are a mixed population due to Britain’s maritime power. He wants to link between personal identities and history and how our personal destinies have been shaped by what other people did in the past.