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Takeover Day

We just had our Takeover Event and the Youth Advisors were amazing!


Getting ready!

The Youth Advisory Group has been working with artist Yara El-Sherbini to create a playful intervention in the Museum for Takeover Day. This is a national event ran by Kids in Museums and is our first year taking part. The Youth Advisors developed a series of questions about trust and young people that they want to ask Museum visitors in a questionnaire style.

Project Managers Callum and Terri giving a team brief

Youth Advisor, Nicole, shares the day…

‘We firstly went over the plans for the event and listed the roles of each individual and what exactly they would be doing for Takeover Day. Then we took over the Compass Lounge and asked members of the public to answer a questionnaire with a Youth Advisory Group member for them to be in with the chance to win an Ansel Adams catalogue and two tickets’

The Youth Advisors at the end of Takeover Day

The best part of the day was meeting and greeting new people who attended the day. Interacting with new people was the best part! I enjoyed the way people would respond to the questions being asked and looking at people taking part; they seemed really happy’

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Youth Advisory Group Meeting, Sunday 18 November 2012

Youth Advisors Tianna, Frances and Mercedes share what we did in this meeting…

‘We played a new game, which was relaxing and broke the ice. We brainstormed many questions for our Takeover Day survey and made a shortlist of ten. We decided roles for the Takeover Day.

The Youth Advisors sharing ideas

We worked with Yara and Shauna and also practised asking our questions with Graham, a National Maritime Museum Visitor Experience member of staff.  It was good to see Graham completing the survey, as the responses and the thought process during the survey was very interesting’ Continue reading

Youth Advisory Group Meeting, Saturday 03 November 2012

Youth Advisor Keisha shares what we got up to at our last meeting…

‘The Youth Advisory Group will be taking over the Museum as a short project, so today we generated questions and ideas we can contribute to this day. The best thing was exploring the ideas of how a museum is presented and what it is known for; the reasons for a museum and how we automatically trust what they include and tell us. I was interested in how museums contribute to history and learning more about them. Today was my first time attending and it was good as it has intrigued me to come again’

Youth Advisors sharing ideas

We worked with artist, Yara El-Sherbini and looked at the following questions…


How do you feel when you come into the Museum? Do you know how to not feel out of place in museums/ How to feel you belong in museums?
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Takeover Day

The Youth Advisors are taking over the Museum! On Saturday 24 November 2012, the Youth Advisory Group will be working with artist Yara El-Sherbini to create playful conversations inspired by young people, museums and the sea. The event has been advertised already on the Museum website, so let your friends know. We will have our first meeting on Saturday 03 November to work with Yara.

Youth Advisors in the Compass Lounge

Youth Advisory Group Meeting, Sunday 14 October 2012

Youth Advisors, Henry and Clemmie, share what we got up to in our last meeting:

We fit a lot into this session. We played some fairly successful icebreaker games, did some admin, discussed the qualities we look for in a volunteer and had a tour of the Queen’s House.

Icebreaker games, led by Isobel

The tour was really enjoyable. The tour guide described the history of the House. It was especially interesting to learn that it was once a place where boys learnt to be sailors and there was a ship outside where they’d stay for weeks at a time.

Royal Hospital School training ship ‘Fame’ (1933)

Youth Advisors Visit to Museum of London Docklands, 22 September 2012

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

Trustees Party, 20 September 2012

The Youth Advisors were recently invited to a party onboard the Cutty Sark hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich’s trustees.


Some of the Youth Advisors outside Cutty Sark

Terri, one of the Youth Advisors, shares her experience:

On the 20th  September 2012,  were invited to a private party on the Cutty Sark to interact with other  volunteers and trustees from the Museum. We all had a great time meeting people.

The Youth Advisors meeting Ruth Boley, Formal Learning Officer at National Maritime Museum

Meet the Youth Advisors: Terri

Name: Terri Kenton
Age: 19

Terri’s portrait as shipbuilder, Wadia, for Traders Remixed

 How long have you been a Youth Advisor for? 

Just over a year. I joined at the end of 2011 and start of 2012 

Your highlight as a Youth Advisor (best thing you’ve done, best opportunity etc)?
Being able to take part in exciting exhibitions with in the museum, such as the exhibition in  the compass lounge, Traders Remixed
Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words: 
Exciting, amazing and friendly
Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum: 
Being able to be part of the museum itself
Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
Other young people should join he youth advisory group, because it gives them a chance to work closely with the Museum and meet new people the same age 
What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there? 
I want to become a professional web designer, and the youth advisory group has helped me build up my confidence

Meet the Youth Advisors: Eseoghene

Name: Eseoghene Olivia Owho
Age: 16
How long have you been a Youth Advisor for?
2 years 
Your highlight as a Youth Advisor?
Best thing was constructing the exhibition at the compass lounge (the photo shoot was awesome!)
Describe the Youth Advisory Group in 3 words:
Exciting, informative and awesome                                                
Favourite thing about National Maritime Museum:
Ese photographed by the artist, Maisie Maud Broadhead, for Traders Remixed
Why should other people join the Youth Advisory Group?
I  think you guys should join because you get to meet people like ME!! and gain more skills      
What do you want to do in the future and is being a Youth Advisor helping you get there?
Iwant to be a dentist , and youth advisory is definitely helping because I’m more sociable now and it would help me when dealing with my clients in future 

Arrrrrrr…. Talk Like a Pirate Day

Date for the diaries – next Thursday 19 September, will be Talk Like a Pirate Day

Flag from Pirate Yacht Club, Bridlington (1898). In National Maritime Museum’s collection

So get practising! I’ll inspire you with my favourite pirate joke –

Why couldn’t the pirates play cards?
The captain was standing on the deck!

To find out more about the day, click here

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