On Friday 20 November, the RWA will be taking part in a national event that celebrates children and young people’s contribution to museums, galleries, arts organisations and heritage sites, Kids in Museums Takeover Day.
We will be welcoming a group of 12 Foundation Art and Design Diploma students from our neighbours, Bristol School of Art (part of South Gloucestershire and Stroud College).
The students will be accessing the RWA’s permanent collection archive, exploring this year’s Academician candidate show and looking around the 163rd Annual Open Exhibition. They will learn about the process involved with becoming an Academician and will vote for their own preferred candidates, explaining how and why they came to their decisions.
“The idea behind this activity is to help students develop their critical evaluation skills and for the RWA, it will be a great opportunity to hear the views of a younger audience. We’re really looking forward to strengthening our link with the college, which we hope to continue to develop in the coming months and years,” said Joel Edwards, Learning and Participation Manager at RWA.
Students will be tweeting live during the day and you can follow the action on Twitter via the hashtag #TakeOverDay.