Monday, 25 July 2011

Free residential for young people interested in history & heritage!

Northampton Museums & Art Gallery is offering young people aged 14 to 25 years-old, who might be thinking of a career in the museums or heritage sectors,  a fantastic opportunity to take part in a free weekend residential course as part of the Stories of the World project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

The weekend residential will be held at Quorn Hall in Leicestershire from 19 to 21 August.
The first activity will be a treasure hunt to test team working, organisational and creativity skills and learn more about the history of Quorn Hall and village.  On Saturday participants will travel to Snibston for a packed day of activities which include: how to develop a fashion gallery exhibition; a colliery tour with former mine workers; and a workshop on how to develop tours and guides using mobile apps and podcasts.

On Sunday participants will get the opportunity to work again as teams to develop their own tours and guides using what they have learnt over the weekend.

The residential finishes at 4pm on Sunday.  All travel, accommodation, meals and activities will be provided free. 

Councillor Michael Hill, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for museums, said: "I’m delighted that young people who might be interested in museums and history have the opportunity to sample the sort of work that they would do were they to decide this is the career for them.  It really is marvellous.”

Further details and application forms are available from the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery located on the Guildhall Road or by calling 01604 838111.  As numbers are strictly limited to 20 places, anyone interested in taking part is urged to get their application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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