Young Curators Summer Sessions

Young Curators Summer Sessions

Are you interested in the arts? Would you like to work in a museum in the future? Then we want to hear from you!

Young Curators Summer Sessions

2, 12, 16 & 23 August 2022
11am – 3pm.
Age 14 – 18.
Free, lunch included.

In these free summer sessions, you will work with industry professionals to develop your creative skills and understanding of museum collections. Across the 4-week programme, you will get hands-on experience working with The Atkinson’s own collections. You will learn life skills such as evaluation techniques, teamwork practices and gain workplace experience.

Participating in the Young Curators Summer Sessions can be counted as volunteer time, which can be used as part of the requirement for a Baccalaureate programme or for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. This experience can also be used as evidence towards the achievement of your Art’s Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold). Participation in this scheme may improve your CV, demonstrating to prospective employers that you are keen to learn and are interested in acquiring new skills.


Tuesday 2 August: What does ‘museum’ mean?
What makes a museum? The artefacts, the stories, the memories, the building? Discuss what ‘museum’ means to you and handle some objects from our collections.
Led by Jemma Tynan, Exhibitions and Learning Officer, The Atkinson.

Friday 12 August: Curators of the Future!
How do you see young people shaping museum collections going forward? What themes and stories would you like to tell?
Led by Jemma Tynan, Exhibitions and Learning Officer, The Atkinson.

Tuesday 16 August: Getting Creative
Building upon themes discussed in the earlier sessions, develop your creative skills to produce an artwork for display in The Atkinson.
Led by artist Dot Rogers @dotrogersting

Tuesday 23 August: Finishing touches creating a museum display
How would you present your new artwork to share its story with visitors to The Atkinson?
Led by artist Dot Rogers @dotrogersting

For more information please contact Jemma Tynan, Exhibitions & Learning Officer:


Posted on 14 July 2022 under Exhibition, General news

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