We just had our Takeover Event and the Youth Advisors were amazing!
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.
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 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’
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 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?
How has the YAG shaped you? Continue reading
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 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)|
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|
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|
|Name: Terri Kenton|
|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
Name: Eseoghene Olivia Owho
|Ese photographed by the artist, Maisie Maud Broadhead, for Traders Remixed|
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 –
To find out more about the day, click here