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Sourced by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s initiative ‘Our Museum‘, Nina Simon is talking about youth participation in an American museum. To a certain point I agree with her points but I believe that how to help teens requires a change on the participatory practices within the museum sector. She makes no reference to why and how this change can happen. This is why I question the motivations of museum professionals to help and try to figure out what the word ‘help’ means in practical terms (does the museum have the resources to support young people?) and from young people’s point of view (do teens trust museum institutions?).


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