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Kids in Museums Conference 2021

Date 11 May 2021
Time 9.45am
Venue Online
Organiser Kids in Museums

£11.37 - £22.15

About the Event

Join us for a virtual celebration of the best work going on in the UK and across the globe to involve children, young people and families in heritage.

We will reflect on where we are at as a sector and where we might be going in our work with children, young people and families in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a day packed full of inspiring case studies, best practice presentations, workshops and lightning talks, we will explore:

  • how families feel about returning to museums
  • how to meaningfully engage with young people, on topics such as #BlackLivesMatter and climate change
  • how to create a family friendly and playful environment on a shoestring
  • how to reach underrepresented families, including vulnerable and LGBTQ+ families
  • how to engage older children through gaming
  • how to include autistic young people and families onsite and online
  • how museums can work with local partners to provide vital community services
  • how to support young people’s wellbeing and mental health.

The event is an opportunity to connect with the museum learning community, share challenges and discuss ways to improve your family offer in a friendly and positive environment.

Our Kids in Museums Young Trustees and Youth Panel will be leading their own programme of sessions designed for those working with young people or starting their career in the sector. This includes a CV writing workshop and advice on turning youth engagement into organisational change.

The Kids in Museums Conference will be held on Zoom. If you have any access requirements, please get in touch to discuss how we can best accommodate you:

For the full schedule and speakers, please visit the Kids in Museums Conference web page.

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