Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wakefield Museum's Young Curators' Club

The Young Curators Club (YCC) is for children aged 8-13 years old, meeting in the Learning Zone at Wakefield One on the third Saturday of each month - and it's free!

Trying the hats and wigs in the museum gallery!
This club gives young people a chance to learn about the collections we hold and display - and to get involved in how they are interpreted and used! 

The YCC gives young people the opportunity to get involved in the museum, handle real museum objects, discover interesting historical facts and try new craft activities - as well as help us develop new trails and activities for use in the museum - and make new friends!

Last year, Young Curators worked with an artist to create a display of paper costumes, influenced by our fashion exhibition last year - and this September they will be working with another artist - Fabric Lenny - to help create some new designs for the outside of the museum!

Future plans also include curating their own museum case - from selecting objects to researching and interpreting them for display.

Young Curators have tried all sorts of things - even made butter!

Young Curators have been busy creating some new trails and summer activities for Wakefield Museum.  Pop in, and have a go at one of the activities created by the team!

Researching new museum activities
Creating a new digital trail for the museum

Places are available for new members to join us! 

Are you aged between 8 and 13?

Do you enjoy discovering interesting historical facts?

Can you help to develop activities for other children your age to use in the museum?

Would you like to join the Young Curators’ Club?

Email for an information pack.

We meet on the third Saturday of each month from 10 – 11:30am in the Learning Zone in Wakefield Library.

Future sessions* are to be held on;
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th

*Please note that you will need to join the YCC in advance - these dates are not drop in workshops.

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