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Bethany, Hartlepool Young Producer

Bethany, Hartlepool Young Producer

I’m currently a second-year undergraduate student studying archaeology. My favourite period in history is probably the Neolithic! When I’m not volunteering or studying for university, I’m probably knitting, beachcombing, or trying to teach myself another language (which has been very slow going so far.)

What have you taken part in so far in Young Producers?

I helped put on a silent disco at the Hartlepool Art Gallery and we are currently preparing to produce an exhibition in collaboration with the British Museum during the coming months. I’ve also recently been put in charge of organising an archaeology workshop to take place at some point in the future.

The Young Producers also got to visit the Beamish Museum and York Art Gallery, and had a very interesting talk with the Head of Education at the Beamish Museum about making history engaging. There was also an opportunity for me to attend the Museums Conference 2023 at the Glasshouse in Newcastle, and I found the talks to be very interesting.

What have you enjoyed the most?

So far, I would say that I have enjoyed working alongside other like-minded young people the most. Discussing ideas for future events and working well together as a team has been a very satisfying experience, especially since our silent disco was so successful! I have also really enjoyed taking part in planning for the upcoming exhibition, which has been very exciting.

What are your ambitions for the future?

In the future I hope to work in the heritage sector in some capacity, whether that be as an archaeologist out in the field or at a museum helping to curate archaeological finds. My time with the Young Producers has shown me that creation really interests me, so that’s a possibility for the future.