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YAG Workshop, Saturday 21 June 2014

We had our first workshop with Izara B, spoken word artist. Izara worked with the Youth Advisors to create their own responses to the collection and being a young person at National Maritime Museum. We toured Nelson, Navy, Nation with Curator of Naval History, James Davey to learn about what the different themes are and to choose an object we can use for inspiration. The Youth Advisors were really inspired by the different forms of communication and how sailors shared their experiences with loved ones. We were interested in love tokens, letters home and Nelson’s gifts to his daughter, Nelson’s writing set and the ship’s biscuits.

Isobel chatting with James

Isobel chatting with James

What was life like below deck?

What was life like below deck?

Nelson commemorative souvenirs

Nelson commemorative souvenirs

James Davey telling the Youth Advisors about port life in Deptford and Woolwich

James Davey telling the Youth Advisors about port life in Deptford and Woolwich

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YAG Workshop, Saturday 17 May 2014

We started thinking about the Sea and had an introduction to the new YAG project in this meeting. The Youth Advisors will work together to produce an audio guide aimed at other young people sharing stories from the Museum’s main themes.

In this meeting we started thinking about the first theme, which is the Royal Navy. The Youth Advisors explored Nelson, Navy, Nation and used gallery floorplans to note what they were interested in and what was inspiring.

Exploring Nelson, Navy, Nation

Exploring Nelson, Navy, Nation

Exploring Nelson, Navy, Nation

Exploring Nelson, Navy, Nation

Exploring Nelson, Navy, Nation 

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