Photography for Kids in Museums - Takeover Day at The National Archives

November 30, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I was really pleased to be back photographing for Kids in Museums to document their annual Takeover Day, this year documenting the children taking over The National Archives in Kew.

 

Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum.
 

It was wonderful to see how excited and enthusiastic everyone was (staff very much included!) and I'm always amazed by how many cool things they get to try in a day: looking at insects under microscopes, finding out about suffragettes in original documents, having full creative control over the shop Christmas tree, making videos for social media, designing posters to educate people about making sure they look after the planet and decorating canvas bags they can use instead of disposable plastic bags - amazing!

 

I've shared a few images below - it was such a great day and wonderful to work with such a fantastic teams at Kids in Museums and The National Archives, too!

 

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Kids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National ArchivesKids in Museum Takeover Day at The National Archives. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

To find out more about Kids in Museums Takeover Day checkout their website here: kidsinmuseums.org.uk/takeoverday/

and The National Archives here: nationalarchives.gov.uk


 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography.


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