My home is my museum

Location:At home

National Museums Liverpool is looking for exhibition ideas – and they want to hear from you!

If you’ve missed popping into the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum, we bring good news. National Museums Liverpool, which runs both, is handing over the reins to its museums and galleries and asking Liverpool’s young people to create their own exhibitions.

Designed for children between the ages of four and 11 years, this is your chance to get involved with My Home is My Museum.

The idea is to create your own exhibition or gallery of art inspired by you – and let people get to know more about you through your art. What’s important to you? Who would you paint? Whether it’s family and friends or toys, holiday scenes or the family pet, they’re asking you to find inspiration within the walls of your home.

There are two ways to get involved… you can either create a list of up to ten things that would be in an exhibition of your life, and write a short description about each one, saying why it’s part of your display.

Or create your own art gallery – draw, paint or make up to ten creations that represent the objects or people that are important to you. Then write a short explanation of why you chose them.

See below example video...

Once you’ve created your collection, you need to give your exhibition a name – NML suggests you can keep it simple by naming it after you, or come up with something more inventive – the choice is yours.

Then get creative – design a poster to entice visitors to come and see it. And create a promotional video to promote your exhibition and what it’s all about. It can be up to 60 seconds long – film it in landscape mode on a smartphone and then share it with NML’s social account, using the hashtag #MyHomeIsMyMuseum

Once National Museums Liverpool’s galleries reopen, the best videos will be shortlisted with the best exhibitions featuring in a special digital exhibition online. The winners will also get to spend an afternoon with one of NML’s curators, who’ll share their tips about putting together a blockbuster exhibition, and give you a behind-the-scenes tour.

Good luck!