Want to be a Youth Curator?

In 2012 seven teenagers got the chance to become Youth Curators and create a display in the Museum of the University of St Andrews that was seen by thousands of people visiting over the summer.  They also learnt film making skills (see their video here), made new friends, got to hold three thousand year old pots and 19th century weapons and drank a lot of cream soda.  They enjoyed it so much that after the project finished two of them rang me up to ask if they could do it again!

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Youth Curators 2012 with their finished display

In 2014 we’ll be giving a new group of teenagers the opportunity of becoming Youth Curators and this time it will be bigger and better.

– They’ll get the chance to create a long-running exhibition that will be in the museum for a much greater length of time

The design team present their colour scheme.

The design team present their colour scheme.

– They’ll be able to come up with new ideas for events

– They’ll get new skills in design, marketing, communication and much more

– They’ll get the rare chance to go behind the scenes at the museum and handle real museum artefacts

– They’ll be able to tell the museum what they really think with the opportunity to influence real change.

Would you like to be involved?

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Filming in the galleries

If you’re aged between 12 and 17 and would like to take part then get in touch, telling me your name, age, address and why you’d like to be a Youth Curator by 20th December.

You can send this info by emailing me on             mjs42@st-andrews.ac.uk or writing to me at Museum Collections Unit, University of St Andrews, 87 North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AE.

I look forward to hearing from many of you.

Matt Sheard

Learning & Access Curator

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