Young Curators is a new programme for young people aged 16 to 19 at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum in Bodmin.
Cornwall’s Regimental Museum
Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Cornwall’s Regiment and the national Light Infantry collection, and telling the important stories of the men who served with them. Each of the 12,000 collection items has its own story to tell. Stories about the battles that have been fought, weapons that were used or personal letters that were written on the battlefield.
What is Young Curators?
Through Young Curators you will develop your creative, collaborative and leadership skills by working together as a team on events and activities at the museum.
Together you will learn how a museum works, get special access to collections and get hands on with objects. You will meet new people and work alongside museum professionals to see what goes on behind the scenes. You will be getting digital by making vlogs and creating your own virtual reality experiences and helping us to tell stories about our collections in new and unexpected ways. Whether you are helping to create an exhibition, leading a tour, running an event or writing a blog you will be using your creativity to bring history to life.
Taking part in Young Curators is also a great way to gain your Gold Arts Award – a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to 16 UCAS points. You can find out more about Gold Arts Award at www.artsaward.org.uk
When and where?
The programme takes place from September 2018 to May 2019. The group will meet during term-time on Tuesdays from 4.00pm – 6.00pm at the museum.
The Autumn Term will take place from Tuesday 18th September to Tuesday 18th December (excluding October Half Term). The Spring Term will take place from Tuesday 15th January to Tuesday 21st May (excluding Easter and half-term holidays). There may be other optional trips and events that take place outside of these times.
What do we need from you?
We will be looking for committed young people with a passion for history and an interest in working creatively with others.
It’s free to take part in the Young Curators Programme but it is possible that some of the optional trips or events may incur a small charge in order to cover costs. We don’t want this to stop anyone from applying, so if this could be a problem please get in touch with us.
Spaces on the programme are limited. Fill out the application form and return it to us at the museum by Friday 13th July.
We aim to get back in touch with everyone to let you know if you have been selected by Friday 20th July.
Want to find out more? You can e-mail us on [email protected] or call Verity or Chloe on 01208 72810.