Young people

Young people have been identified as an under-represented audience for museums, libraries and archives. Two projects undertaken by MLA North West to date are:

  • Into the Net - a demonstration project involving young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the development of online digitised resources. The project was coordinated by MLA North West in partnership with the National Football Museum and the North West Foyer Federation. Into the Net is now an online, interactive catalogue, with associated games and learning journeys designed especially for young people.
  • Museum Fever - a pilot project for disadvantaged young people, undertaken in partnership with Salford Museum and Salford Foyer. This project has acted as a catalyst for the development of partnership projects between museums and young people across the UK. An evaluation report has been produced, which contrasts Museum Fever and Represent, a project involving young people in Birmingham.

Related Links:

Into the Net 

Opening the doors 

The Reading Agency 
Related Documents:

Museums Fever and Represent
MuseumFeverandRepresent.pdf (174 KB)  

For further information please contact Jane Fletcher, Learning and Access Officer:
E: T: 01768 895778 (Cumbria Office)

MLA North West
Ground Floor, The Malt Building, Wilderspool Park, Greenalls Avenue, Warrington WA4 6HL
Tel: 01925 625050 | Fax: 01925 243453