Today we worked on our Trade of Opinions project, learning more about the Museum with specialists and creating poems and short written pieces inspired by the stories in the Collection. Today’s theme was ‘Environment’ and we learnt about Sir John Franklin and the quest for the North-West Passage.
We met Senior Exhibitions Curator, Claire Warrior, to learn more about the story, and worked with creative writer, Shez, to make our own stories.
We interviewed Claire. She told us the news about HMS Terror being discovered and explained the politics and the environmental situation in the Arctic, Matthew Jordan and India
We looked at artefacts from the Franklin display in Voyagers and decided to look at the human aspect of the artefacts, Isobel
We then went to the Caird Library to look at some original letters and documents. We saw the last message Franklin wrote, saying ‘All Well’ which was then updated with news of his death. We also saw letters showing the decline into madness some of the men suffered, with one writing everything backwards and some writing in circles.
I enjoyed looking at the old original documents as it’s the only bits of evidence we have of what happened, Hannah
The Youth Advisors went on a trip to British Museum to explore their Africa Galleries and learn more about contemporary African textiles.
|At British Museum Continue reading|
Today the Youth Advisors had the opportunity to come and meet National Maritime Museum staff and find out more about what they do, how they got their roles here and what their experience and education was before. Youth Advisor Piarve tells us more…
The Youth Advisors were invited to the opening of a new exhibition at Museum of London Docklands, Many East Ends. We met with the Museum’s youth panel, Junction, and had a tour of the Museum with their Youth Programme Co-ordinator, Lowell Black. Scroll down for lots of pictures of our day!
|Youth Advisors Davina, Fatim, Shezara, Alexa, Thu and Terri outside Museum of London Docklands|