The Amazing Museum Makeover
01 Apr 2009
The charity “Kids in Museums” has been working to encourage British museums to become more engaging and enjoyable, promoting family-friendly policies and improved attitudes.
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“Kids in Museums” was founded in 2003, after the young son of travel writer and journalist, Dea Birkett, was thrown out of London’s Royal Academy for being too noisy and shouting “Monster!” at one of the statues.
The Charity has since been working to encourage British museums to become more engaging and enjoyable, promoting family-friendly policies and improved attitudes. Now, they are giving young people the chance to “speak out” and be heard — to voice their opinions about what they would like from a museum visit. The ideas and comments will then be sorted and compiled for the new 2009 Kids in Museums Manifesto, under the classification: “twenty ways to make a museum family-friendly”.
Everyone can contribute to the future of our museums and galleries by adding their voice to the ‘discussion board’ on the website. This year’s Manifesto will be a powerful document in the hands of visitors, so here is a chance to raise your voice and make a difference.
Contact: Kids in Museums,
Collections Trust, Downstream Building,
One London Bridge, London, SE1 9BG
Tel: 020 7022 1888
The Kids in Museums campaign logo was designed by illustrator Quentin Blake. Artwork: © Quentin Blake
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