YOUNG people are curating a new exhibition featuring everything from punk rock to TikTok – and they want you to help shape it.
For the first time ever Clifton Park Museum, will host an exhibition led by its Young Curators Group, and they are urging readers to start digging through shoeboxes and attics and under their beds to provide artefacts for the display of youth culture from the 60s right up to the present day.
Youth heritage officer Vicky Hilton, who oversees the Young Curators’ Group, said: “We want to hear your stories, showcase your objects and flip through your photos to help us to tell a story of youth culture, both past and present.
“From punk rock to TikTok, vinyls to Vine, we want to collect and share your memories and objects past and present, exploring what youth means to you.”
Clifton Park Museum’s Youth Curators Group have been meeting for over a year and form part of the Place Makers Future Shapers, Heritage Lottery Fund project.
The project focuses on working with young people aged 15 to 25 to explore and make improvements to heritage engagement at the museum, enabling them to explore heritage, improve service delivery and to also provide opportunities for young people to develop their skills and knowledge.
Five main themes for the exhibition include music, fashion, bedrooms, communication and gaming – taking in everything from gig tickets, posters and walkmans through to Spotify and YouTube, from pen pals, telephones and Space Invaders to smartphones and virtual reality.
To get involved, email collections officer Karl Noble at Karl.Noble@rotherham.gov.uk or Vicky at Victoria.Hilton@rotherham.gov.uk.