Taking Over Museums 2012
Tuesday 20th November 2012

 

Museums, galleries and heritage sites across Wales invited children and young people to take over for the day - so what happened?

The kids have taken over! Over 500 children and young people – aged seven to seventeen – took over 17 museums in the first Taking Over Museums Day in Wales on Tuesday 20th November 2012.  Museum directors, front of house staff, curators, conservators, website designers and catering staff were replaced by children. Museums put up posters announcing We’re Being Taken Over.  Young people proudly wore their I’m Taking Over stickers. Children were in charge – meeting and greeting visitors, setting up exhibitions, conserving artefacts, gathering new stories for the museum to tell, designing visitor guides and digital resources, and even checking pest traps. There was nothing children couldn’t do – proving how putting them at the heart of a museum makes it a vibrant and exciting place to be, full of fresh ideas and new perspectives.

Huw Lewis, Heritage Minister said, “For some children, this might be their first real interaction with their heritage and culture. For others, it could well be the spark that will inspire a lifelong interest in history and the arts. Of course, it’s not just about the benefits to the kids, the museums themselves are set to gain a huge amount too. The young people will help museums to make their exhibitions more relevant and interesting.”

Keith Towler, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, added: “This is a day that not only empowers children and young people to take a lead role in running their museums but its a fantastic opportunity to showcase the positive contribution they can make to our society.”

Watch out here as we continually update the page with great examples of how children took over.

Check out our videos! – Taking Over Museums Day at the National Slate Museum

Missed it this year but want to get involved? Email takingover@kidsinmuseums.org.uk and we’ll keep in touch about next years event.

This first Taking Over Museums Day is organised by Kids in Museums, supported by the Welsh Government and in partnership with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

Find out more about the work of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales here.

 

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