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Scotland 365 Activity

Scotland 365 has delivered a range of activities in collaboration with young people and partners.
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By listening to the voices of young people National Museums Scotland recognised the need to recruit a national youth engagement team, engage with local youth groups, and provide traineeship opportunities to develop a relevant programme of work and test a range of different engagement methods. 

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Dedicated Visitor Experience team

This project explored how we might create and offer dedicated visitor experiences for Inspiration Seekers.*

*Young people, 16–25 years old, who are not currently motivated to visit museums/heritage sites now or in the future.

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Marketing Campaigns team

This group focussed on how we might promote the museum to Inspiration Seekers* so that they see National Museums Scotland as a place for them?

*Young people, 16–25 years old, who are not currently motivated to visit museums/heritage sites now or in the future.

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Meaningful Engagement team

This group focussed on how we might encourage young people to engage with us on a more regular basis and explore and prototype new ways to inspire repeat engagement with National Museums Scotland for Culture seekers*

*Young people, 16-25 years old, who identified as being highly motivated to visit museums and engage with heritage learning.

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National Museum of Flight team

The NMOF project explored how might we design and potentially pilot an event/experience at the National Museum of Flight that encourages Connection Seekers* to engage with the museums and heritage.

*Young people, 16-25 years old, interested in heritage but been put off museum spaces by negative past experiences

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Organisational and Sector Development team

This group took on the significant question of how we might empower young people in influencing/shaping policy and create opportunities for youth voice to be embedded in organisational culture?

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National Museums Collection Centre x Granton Youth

This photography project was an opportunity to test how we might engage with young people who are local to the National Museums Collection Centre.

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We worked in partnership with Volunteering Matters (formally known as Project Scotland) to welcome two paid trainees who learned valuable skills and gained insight into how museums operate behind the scenes.

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Impact Arts

As part of Scotland 365, National Museums Scotland ran two summer residencies and delivered a programme of workshops across different Local Authorities in partnership with Impact Arts from 2018 - 2020.

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