As a keen supporter of Kids in Museums, here are a few of the fabulous things the organisation did to support the museums sector during the pandemic:
Black Lives Matter Action Plan
Kids in Museums recognises how much there is still to do to make UK museums truly inclusive for families, children, and young people from all background. The Black Lives Matter movement has heightened our awareness of the structural racism and inequality in the UK museums sector and the need to take an active anti-racist stance and support the sector to make positive change. Kids in Museums have created a Black Lives Matter Action Plan.
How can we make museums playful with social distancing?
In October, Kids in Museums supported 11 museums across the UK to trial playful activities that worked with social distancing measures. Read the Playful Museums case studies
(partners Charlotte Derry and Play KX).
Welcoming families to your venue: Training resources
Top tips on how staff and volunteers can develop a more welcoming environment for families. Its focus is on front of house interaction with families. See the Online written resource and two short films. (partner Museum Tales).
Bringing work experience programmes online
Despite limited opportunities to enter the workforce at present, museums can still play a central role in helping young people develop transferable skills for employment. In this resource Kids in Museums looks at how museums can support young people and bring their work experience programmes online. Read more.
Creating digital content for children and young people
In the last year creating digital content has become crucial to reach and engage family audiences. Drawing on the experience of the museums shortlisted for the Family Friendly Museum Award From Home, Kids in Museums has created a guide to what makes great online content for children, young people and families.