Gallery kids stage takeover at GoMA

RUNNING an art gallery is child's play...

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  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
    Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture
  • Pupils Johnny Taylor and Catriona Ferguson wrap a sculpture

at least according to these creative youngsters.

Pupils from two Glasgow primary schools showed the grown ups how it's done when they took over the Gallery of Modern Art for the day.

Youngsters from Hyndland and St Constantine's Primaries threw open the doors to the public as they were given the chance to learn everything involved in operating a successful gallery.

Deirdre Connolly, deputy head teacher of St. Constantine's, said: "The pupils are involved in the Museums Junior Advisory Panel, providing feedback on anything from re-displays to interactive prototypes.

"Takeover day has been a wonderful way for them to see how their guidance makes a difference to the visitor experience.

"At the same time they get some real work experience and discover just what it takes to run one of Glasgow's fantastic galleries.

"It might spark a lifetime's work; it's certainly a novel way to learn."

The takeover is a continuation of the Kids in Museums project, which aims to give pupils a taste of roles as varied as museum manager, conservator and learning assistant.

The day concluded with pupils conducting a daily briefing to regular Glasgow Museums staff.

Councillor Archie Graham, chairman of Glasgow Life, added: "Takeover Day is such an innovative project I'm delighted we are carrying this forward into 2014, giving more children the opportunity to experience one of our museums in a whole new way.

"Not only will they learn more about some of the objects in GoMA, they will get to pass on that knowledge to visitors to the Gallery."

catriona.stewart@ eveningtimes.co.uk

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