Hello everyone. My name is Dena Bagi, and I’ve recently taken control of the secondary arty happenings here at Manchester Museum.
I am really excited about the next few months – we have loads going on! Young curators have been let loose on the collection at the Museum, independent creatives will be exploring the Museum with a little inspired guidance and students will be using their creative flair to compare the Whitworth and the Manchester Museum. School groups will also continue to enjoy our varied Secondary Arts Programme.
Curatorially Thinking lets teen curators design exciting exhibitions, and has been up and running since January. The students have been working hard to understand what the Museum does and who it’s here for, and in response have created ways that certain visitors can enjoy or engage with our collection. They have created exhibitions that make the food chain come to life for primary school children and give anthropology students a chance to enjoy some cultural artefacts. Their creations will be on show on the 19th of March during our Big Saturday here at Manchester Museum.
I have uploaded some images of the project…feel free to ask questions and tell us what you think!
I’ll be updating you soon about our work with the Whitworth Art Gallery, where and delivering cross-site art and science sessions.