Are you a student in a state secondary school in Westminster? Would you like to learn more about museums? Sign up now for our Young Curators programme.
The Young Curators programme has been running since 2009 with a local primary school, but this year we are expanding this project to include secondary school pupils (aged 14-18).
We want a group of fifteen pupils from schools across the borough to work with us to encourage other young people to have a voice within their local cultural institution.
This a great chance to play an active role in the museum and expand your skills: you’ll be learning everything from object handling to improving your public speaking.
Here’s a taster of what you can look forward to as a Wallace Collection ‘Young Curator’.
• Helping to plan the programme for young people offered at the Museum
• Providing a consultancy role for the Museum as a youth advisory panel
• Advising management on policies that directly affect other young people
• Volunteering at young people’s workshops and/or family events
• Developing apps/films or other digital content for the Museum
• Writing for the Wallace Collection Blog and other digital media channels
• Delivering specialist ‘Brief Encounter’ talks during the school holidays
• Participating in National Takeover Day
Want to know more?
We have two welcome sessions scheduled here at the Wallace Collection on Saturday 26th September 3pm-4.30pm, and Wednesday 7th October 4.30pm-6pm. Any interested students are invited to come along and find out more about the Young Curators programme and the opportunities it offers. Contact Amy Gee on email@example.com or on 02075639527, Wednesday to Friday to book your place.
How are the pupils selected?
The pupils will be selected by interview
How often will we meet?
The group will meet once a month after school here at the Wallace Collection.
Is it a paid role?
This is a voluntary role but all travel and other expenses will be reimbursed.