Youth Takeover 2020

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Image of Ship of Fools © Kehinde Wiley

Listen to music chosen by the Collective

Listen to songs that respond to each of the themes identity, habitability, inequality, chosen by young people.

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From Africa to the Caribbean to Catford – A Great British Scandal by Deanio X

Wander around a gallery curated by young people

How would the Museum’s galleries look different if they were curated by young people?

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Olaudah Equiano - African, slave, author, abolitionist - sculpture by Christy Symington

New ways to interpret key objects from the Museum

What do key objects like the bust of Olaudah Equiano and Kehinde Wiley’s Ship of Fools mean to young people?

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Join us on 17 July for the Youth Online Takeover.

Royal Museums Greenwich Youth Collective is a group of young people aged 16-24, who this year have been given the job of curating the Museum’s first ever Youth Online Takeover. 

The collective have set themselves the task of reimagining a museum where all voices are heard and where history is reinterpreted to account for a collection of untold narratives.

Welcome to the Youth Takeover


Tune in for a lively day of reflection, projection and reimagining by young people for young people. Use #reimaginingmaritime and #younggreenwich to join the conversation online.

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Meeting virtually to co-produce this event, the collective have responded to the themes of:

  • Identity
  • Habitability
  • Inequality

Join us live at 5pm on 17 July for the Youth Takeover Live

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Highlights of the day

Lorena talks about what the Brazilian birimbau means for her identity, Sharon discusses the Afro comb, Medhan talks about the statue of Lord Gautama Buddha. Watch the playlist below and see what other objects from home mean for these young people.

Tips and Tutorials: 

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PDF icon How to make mocktails

PDF icon How to start a sketchbook

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Youth Takeover Live

Watch the recorded Takeover Live event here featuring Mahesh Parkar, Brixton Life Drawing, Daniel Odunton, Koko Brown and Nine8 Collective


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