Teen Twitter Takeover 2015

Museums and heritage organisations across the UK are being encouraged to let their younger volunteers and visitors take charge of organisational Twitter accounts on Thursday August 20th as part of the annual ‘Teen Twitter Takeover’.

Created by Kids in Museums, this project helped museums in 2014 by putting young people’s voices at the heart of their museums, demonstrating trust and actively encouraging young people to feel an intrinsic and important part of museum life.

The event proved empowering for teenage visitors and volunteers and was a lot of fun too for all involved. You can find  more details about the 2015 event on the Kids in Museums website

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The Ancient House, Museum of Thetford Life team in Norfolk, had a great time last year!

How do I get involved in Teen Twitter Takeover?

* Ask any young people connected with your museum or heritage site if they would like to be involved

*You can access the useful factsheet and Tweetsheet to invite a group in who you can also work with on a wider project on the official Taking Over Day on:

Thursday 12th November 2015 in Wales

Friday 20th November for Takeover Day in England

*Email twitter@kidsinmuseums.org.uk to let them know your young people will be tweeting and they will join the conversation on the 20th August 2015.

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AIM staff member Sassy took part last year with Brianna and Will at Pontypool Museum

What was the day like last year?

The Kids in Museums team have put together a Storify of what happened in 2014 HERE

Some of the Welsh museums taking part last year said:

Wrexham Museums @wrexhammuseums said:

“Right then, we #teens are now signing off. We’ve all had a great #takeoverday @wrexhammuseums creating a display ready for next month!”

Narberth Museum  @narberthmuseum said:

“Isla and Miles have made a fantastic job of #takeoverday @narberthmuseum. Can’t thank them enough for their time and enthusiasm”

Pontypool Museum  @Pontypoolmuseum said:

“Woo! Teen Twitter take over day. We’ve been taking awesome pictures of the museum. #takingover @kidsinmuseums @spideiii @sassy_hicks & Will!”

   
                                                          welsh-government-logo                        Print        Kids in Museums has been supported in these events with investment from the Welsh Government in Wales and in England from Arts Council England

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