AIM members can take part for free and get support from Kids in Museums to help run events that encourage young people to get involved with making decisions and running your organisation for a day.
Last year, over 5,000 young people participated in England and Wales and almost 200 organisations: from curators to cafe staff – young people are in charge – and it is a lot of fun for everyone involved too!
This year it is taking place in:
Wales: Thursday 9 November
England: Friday 17 November
If you want to get involved but haven’t started planning yet, why not read Kids in Museums list of small scale ideas that you can set up with a handful of young people.
Children and young people could:
Write a press release about something new that you’re doing
Design a Don’t Touch sign in a positive way
Create a promotional poster for an up and coming family event and suggest where you should display these posters
Be a mystery shopper for the museum and café and monitor how visitors are welcomed
Once museums have an idea, they can register their event here and Kids in Museums will schedule in their support, including sending you free resources which can be ordered here.
Posters to help museums and their young partners make some noise while promoting the event
Packs to give to each young participant. There are two designs, one for kids aged 0-11 and one for young people aged 11+. All packs include a certificate, stickers and a postcard, see what they look like here
Stickers for museum and gallery staff – because everybody loves stickers, Kids in Museums will supply you with ‘I’ve Been Taken Over’ stickers for your team to wear on the day
If you’d like to discuss ideas, plans or get top tips on how to run Takeover Day you can get in touch with Kids in Museums Takeover Day team on email@example.com or phone 020 3096 7707.
And don’t forget to watch Twitter on both days to see what other museums are doing for this day!
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