What is Children at Museums?
“[email protected]” is a digital initiative that encourages Museums to allow children to take over important roles at Museums through structured events.
Museums are spaces for learning, connecting and sharing – and so, children are invited to Museums to participate in working alongside Curators, Conservationists, Education Officers and people who transform the Museum from a physical space to an experience.
What can Children / Young people do at Museums ?
Through our pilot projects, we have seen young people take over museums to lead guided walks, conduct educational programs, manage the Museum Cafe, handle social media, conduct conservation-analysis and more.
Take a look at our pilot takeover:
Some more glimpses:
Why should a museum do this?
At both our takeovers, museum-staff acknowledged that working with students was refreshing, and allowed them to see the museum through new eyes. School students who participated in takeovers felt a renewed ownership towards the city museum in Chandigarh and some of them even went on to intern with the museum in the summer. If anything, the campaign helps you build a relationship with your youngest visitors.
Raise Your Hand
Let us know you’re interested in welcoming [email protected] by taking part. If your Museum has experience in hosting children, then there’s no better way to celebrate and acknowledge them. If you have not been able to engage with children, worry not! [email protected] can be a great starting point.
Get in touch with us at [email protected] to start the planning process.
Planning Your Event
We are happy to provide you with ideas, tips and suggestions on making this week a memorable one for you and the Children who visit! Once you’ve filled the form, our team will be in touch with you and we’ll share all creative collaterals and templates (posters, certificates, etc) that you can use to promote and conduct the event.
Sharing Your Event
Trust us with taking your event live on digital platforms to shout out about the brilliant work you’re doing to celebrate [email protected] We’d recommend your Museum to appoint one staff member who we can liaison with to multiply the impact. If you’re still not convinced about participating, we have 10 reasons for you to Participate!