A Museum For Me Workshop

 
Welcome to A Museum for Me workshop activities!

If there were a museum for you, what would it look like? What’s your story that you would like to tell in your very own museum?

A Museum for Me Workshop offers you DIY kits and  activities to create and curate your very own museum.  You will think about the objects and images that represent you and your memories, and create your own  materials to locate inside your mini museum.

Want to join in? Here’s how:

Watch our introductory video explaining the project and A Museum for Me:

Watch these videos which show you how to put together the kits, using our versions either in English or in Spanish.

You can see Diaspora Women making their museums and their final products
Watch and listen as Martha from Diaspora Women, who made her own mini-museum with us in the past, talks you through her museum and its memories

Recently, during the lockdown in Colombia, some families in the Valle de Cauca, made mini-museums in their homes. Watch this video to see their museums, and hear about the stories that they tell

Download our activity packs, either in English, or in Spanish.
 
Get your pens, pencils, crayons, scissors, glue at the ready….
 

And get creative!

And why not start creating your own Museum for Me exhibits? You can put them on the wall, insert them in a scrapbook, or hang them on a personal web-page? You can use this template – just scroll down the right-hand bar

London

The children of Latin American House London / Casa Latina Londres Saturday morning Spanish-language school created mini-museums together with their parents; some featured memories of grandparents in Colombia, others their favourite sweets and toys here and now!

Remember to send photos of your mini-museums to @mvrcolombia – and come back to see them exhibited here! 

Casa Latina / Latin American House, London
Established cultural, educational and community rights centre, including Saturday Spanish language school for children and Conversation Club for adults https://www.casalatina.org.uk/en/nursery/spanish-for-children-saturday-school.html

Camilo Sánchez, National Museum of Colombia Exhibition Designer and Consultant for 'A Museum for Me’

Disfruten una visita virtual a ‘Un Museo Para Mí’ en el Museo Nacional de Colombia
http://www.museonacional.gov.co/noticias/Paginas/Museo_para_mi.aspx

Camilo is an Industrial Designer from the Pontifical Xavierian University (Bogotá, Colombia) with a Master of Arts in Museology from the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). Since 1999, he has worked in museums and cultural centres as exhibition designer and museology consultant, developing many projects in several museums around Colombia and abroad. He also teaches exhibition design at several Colombian universities. Camilo is currently the Manager of the complete renovation of the National Museum of Colombia, Colombian correspondent of FIHRM-LA (Federation of International Human Rights Museums, Latin America) and Deputy chair of ICOM Colombia (International Council of Museums).

 

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