Learning and Engagement Young People Kids in Museums Kids in Museums is an organisation that works with museums nationwide in a bid to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families. We have been involved in various Kids in Museums initiatives over the years, including Digital Takeover days, Museum Takeover Days, film-making and the Family Friendly Museum Award. We are looking forward to 2020 and taking part again. On Friday 3 July 2020, we will be taking part in a Digital Takeover Day, where young people will come and takeover all things digital at The Lightbox. We will have lots of digital projects for you to take part in, for example, you will learn how to stay professional on social media and have a go at planning and filming an interview with a curator. If you would like to take part, please sign up for our e-newsletters to be notified or check back here for further information on how to apply in May 2020. Kids in Museums Takeover Day, 22 November 2019For the last Kids in Museums Takeover Day, we opened our doors to a group of young people to come and "take over" The Lightbox. Seven young people from the local area spent a day at The Lightbox taking control of different departments. They took over our social media channels, wrote creative responses to our artwork on display and planned new workshops for us to run for other children and young people. They also got the opportunity to have a Q&A session with our Director, Marilyn Scott, to ask her anything they wanted about careers in museums and art galleries. The Family Friendly award is presented annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site that has made outstanding efforts to welcome children and families through their doors. Launched in 2004, we were shortlisted in 2014 for this award for our programme for children, families and young people. Back in 2015 some of our Young Creatives worked on a project with Kids in Museums. The teenagers who took part shot and starred in their own film to tell museums 'How I See It'. Three groups of young people – from the Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (Guildford), The Lightbox and the River and Rowing Museum (Henley-on-Thames) – ‘swapped’ museums to film what they want from a museum visit. Sign up for our e-newsletters to be notified when the next Kids in Museums Takeover Day will take place at The Lightbox.