YAG Workshop, Friday 01 November 2013
Today the Youth Advisors came in to meet with Maria Amidu, our artist in residence. We thought back to the conversations about Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle and what themes we identified with or felt were interesting. The Youth Advisors chose key words, such as culture, expedition, history, Africa, ship, journey, textiles, treasure, victory and honour. These words were searched for on the Museum’s Collections Online website, and the Youth Advisors saved objects that were interesting or had a personal connection.
After taking part in the workshop with Maria, the Youth Advisors had lunch and we then went to explore the Museum. We visited all the learning spaces and Traders: the East India Company and Asia and Explorers: the Americas and the North-West Passage galleries to see some of the objects the Youth Advisors had chosen. We learnt about Franklin and the search for the North-West Passage, which was very interesting and sad.