Young Curators is a new group for 16-24 year olds that provides opportunities to collaborate with Museum staff on the development of new displays, exhibitions, and events.
The group provides opportunities to work with professionals from a wide range of creative careers to develop young people's skills and understanding of life working in a museum, and supports them to make real-life changes to the displays and public programmes at Wisbech & Fenland Museum.
The group is currently supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Sharing Cultures: Exploring Our Collections project.
What will I do as a Young Curator?
As a Young Curator you will take part in projects that support you to make real-life changes to the diplays and public programmes at Wisbech & Fenland Museum. You will have your say on how things should look and feel, and work with staff to tell new stories in new ways.
- Develop new displays and temporary exhibitions
- Programme events and activities for young people
- Meet great people with similar interests
- Develop new skills for your CV
- See what goes on behind-the-scenes at a museum
How do I join?
You must be between 16 and 24 years of age and ideally be able to travel to Wisbech & Fenland Museum once social-distancing restrictions are eased. A limited number of spaces are available and in the event the programme is oversubscribed museum staff will assign places based on the quality of your application.
If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must complete parts of the application form on your behalf. To apply please complete this online form where you will be asked to provide contact information and outline why you would like to take part in Young Curators.
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Our new project, due to start on 15 May 2021, will see the Young Curators group work alongside museum staff to redisplay and reinterpret the Museum's Egyptology collection.
Supported by a freelance creative practitioner, members will take part in up to eight Zoom sessions to develop a design brief for the Egyptology redisplay.
In these sessions, members will discover more about curating and designing exhibitions, and developing and caring for museum collections. They will explore the Museum's collection of Ancient Egyptian objects, and make key decisions around the content and design of the new display.
Zoom sessions will take place on Saturday afternoons from 15th May and last approximately 2 hours.
As Government restricitions allow, members will also have the opportunity to work hands-on with the objects in the collection through behind-the-scenes visits and handling sessions led by museum staff.
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