Posted by Trudie Cole at 11/02/2015 09:31:23
Our Young Curators group meets for the first time this year this afternoon. The young curators are between the ages of 11 and 18 years old. They come in once a month to help us get a different perspective on what we do. Last year they were very involved with the development of the Swash Channel Wreck exhibition. This year we'd really like to focus on our digital presence.
Any young person between those ages is welcome to come along. The group meets from 3.45-4.30 and is a casual group, so young people can attend as and when they can rather than being tied down. If you think you might like to attend then why not pop along.
We've got another young persons group meeting on Saturday - our Young Archaeologists Club (YAC). YAC is for children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old. The club meets once a month and gets up to all sorts of interesting things, even managing to go on digs sometimes! If you are interested in archaeology and would like to join, drop us a line, as we currently have some spaces.
And now for something completely different
I had the privilege to skype a bunch of Public History graduate students in Massachusetts yesterday to talk about some of the ways we present history to you guys. I was trying to focus on how we include your stories and ideas as we do our job (that's one of the goals of working with the Young Curators), but along the way I had to confess that we don't always get people as involved as we'd like. We're working on this and will keep you posted.
And don't forget next week is half term and we've got lots on for families and best of all it's all free. See our What's On pages for the details.