Through our Youth Panels we invite young people interested in gaining experience in museums to join and gain practical hands-on skills in a team environment. Our Youth Panels have the opportunity to work with the museum team and help plan events and activities around our main collection and exhibitions.
Through the Youth Panel young people are able to
- Meet new people
- Gain experience of working in a museum
- Work as part of a team
- Develop communication skills
- Have something to put onto their CV, UCAS application or job applications
For more information about our Youth Panel please email Stephanie Tyler or call 020 7188 4400.
Be the fairest of them all
In August 2015 our youth panel took part in a project based around our summer exhibition, The Kiss of Light: Nursing and Light Therapy in 20th Century Britain. Three young people worked together to examine the notions of beauty, pallor and sun damage for young people today.
The group met every Friday for four weeks and decided they wanted to target young people and raise awareness about the risks of the sun and also tackle the pressures from the media to be tanned. To achieve this they created a booklet for the exhibition and decided to try to reach more young people through using social media, and took part in Twitter Takeover. They also took part in a poetry workshop with Simon Barraclough, author of Sun Spots, to create their own poem about the sun.
In August 2014 we recruited six young people to take part in our First World War exhibition, Hospital in the Oatfield: The Art of Nursing in the First World War. The group worked with the museum team to feed into the interpretation of the exhibition. They took part in a creative writing workshop and brainstormed themes to create a storyboard and write personal interpretation relating to nursing during the First World War.
View their scrapbook, A Nurse’s Story
Youth panel film
This short film was created by members of our Youth Panel. In it, they re-interpret the collection and explain why the story of Florence Nightingale is still inspiring for young people today.