Edinburgh Young Carers (EYC) and Museums and Galleries Edinburgh
23 Oct 2018
"Heritage is basically something that everyone has but is kind of hard to explain. It's anything that has got a long history behind it and has been passed down through either family or culture"
"It's been cool to see behind the scenes of a museum"
Our partners in this project are Edinburgh Young Carers and Museums and Galleries Edinburgh staff, based in the Museum Of Edinburgh. The Young Carers group is made up of around 15 12-15 year olds from across Edinburgh and their key worker. This project will run September to December 2018.
There are a variety of options the young people may wish to under take. One option is a skills/careers based experience, where they learn about museum curation skills (research, object handling, display work etc). Another option is to co-curate a display for the Museum Of Edinburgh (to go on display in early 2019) which may be based on artefacts the museum already has or to curate new artefacts on a theme or topic of their choosing.
We hope to be able do another project with City Of Edinburgh staff with a young parents group. This is currently in development.
Excitingly, Museums and Galleries Edinburgh are looking to develop children and young people's participation in their decision-making and we hope this will be an excellent starting point for their thinking.
The Young Carers in Charge exhibition will run at the People's Story in Edinburgh until the end of March.