World Museum: Youth Engagement Forum

World Museum: Youth Engagement Forum
World Museum: Youth Engagement Forum


Venue: World Museum
Dates: 09/01/2022
Times: 11:00 - 15:00


Recruiting new members

Are you –

  • Aged between 16-24 years old?
  • Interested in becoming a founding member of our new Youth Engagement Forum?

We invite you to redefine what matters to young people when it comes to Liverpool’s history and culture, and help us to make our galleries and museums more diverse, inclusive and a space for everyone to enjoy.

This is also a chance to join our National Museums Liverpool membership.

What’s involved?

Come to monthly meet ups with other young people.

This is a group where you can meet like-minded people on a regular basis and

  • Share ideas
  • Gain experience
  • Plan events
  • Have discussions on topics that mean something to you.

Depending on your interests, you will get the opportunity to create, produce, plan, and organise events and activities, or get involved in research and discussions while exploring the amazing collections and exhibitions across our museums and galleries.

You may already have a strong passion for art, history, science, and cultural heritage, or don’t know much about it. It doesn’t matter to us! We just want you to be enthusiastic about having your say and helping create exciting events and projects that will be of interest to other young people across the city.

Work experience and creative opportunities

  • Opportunities to do work experience at our venues.
  • Great opportunity to gain skills and experience to put on your CV.
  • Work together to lead on projects that are shaped by your passions and interests.
  • Gain valuable skills and training, through working with creatives and museum/gallery professionals.

Where?

All venues at National Museums Liverpool. Depending on the project or exhibition we can change location every month, or if forum members prefer we can meet at the same venue each time.

When?

Sundays 11am-3pm, monthly. The next meetings are:

  • 9 January 2022 in the Treasure House Theatre at World Museum
  • 13 February in the lunch room at the Walker Art Gallery

How do I apply?

For more details please email May Chong, Learning & Participation Manager for Young People: yuenmay.chong@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Why?

Lois, a former volunteer at National Museums Liverpool, explains what she gained from getting involved:

Creativity and confidence are two of the main skills that I developed volunteering at the International Slavery Museum. As a Black woman studying for a history degree in Liverpool, the main thing that was missing from the curriculum was – well me and my history. Being involved in museum projects gave me the space to explore and develop my passion for Black British history – particularly for Black British women’s history. I also used my creativity to create cultural products like the ‘Seeds of Change’ zine and the ‘Civil Rights and Freedom Fights’ card game alongside artists and historians.

 

Getting involved in museum projects also taught me about heritage and museum work as I met a whole bunch of amazing museum nerds like myself.  After working on museum projects with the Slavery Museum I felt empowered to get my Masters in Museum Studies. I now work in education at the International Slavery Museum. This opportunity has been beneficial to both my personal and professional development.