Youth Forum

Members of the Youth Forum meet Sandy Nairne, Director, NPG © Chris Saunders

Museums Sheffield Youth Forum is a group of young people aged between 14-19 who work in partnership with Museums Sheffield staff, offering an additional creative voice to the development and display of the city’s collections and exhibitions programme.

Over the past few years, the Youth Forum has produced a diverse range of creative responses to work in both our permanent collection and major touring exhibitions from our partners, including Tate and the National Portrait Gallery. Working with professional artists, the group have produced engaging, imaginative explorations of significant artworks at both the Graves Gallery and Millennium Gallery.

The Youth Forum were involved in the development of Precious Cargo, part of London 2012’s Cultural Olympiad initiative. For Museums Sheffield, this major project explored the city’s World Cultures collection resulting in a complete redisplay of the Treasures Gallery at Weston Park. The Youth Forum explored the themes and ideas in World Cultures collection, selected objects and worked with designers and curatorial staff to completely redevelop the gallery.

Current projects explore some of the temporary exhibitions in both the Graves Gallery and Millennium Gallery and looking towards developing an events programme for young people from across the city.

Museums Sheffield Youth Forum meets between 4.30–7pm on Wednesday evenings in the Graves Gallery Activity Room – it’s completely free and new members are always welcome. In addition to the weekly sessions, the group are also involved in a number of visits to other museums and galleries, as well as a host of behind the scenes opportunities If you’re interested in getting involved or you’d like more information about Museums Sheffield Youth Forum, contact Graham Moore 0114 278 2686 or email


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