The Young Researchers initiative at the British Library gives young people aged 16 and above the opportunity to explore our collections and exhibitions through extended project work, after school and during the holidays. Each project is linked with an exhibition and is led by a creative educator.
A new Young Researchers project will be running from December, accompanying our latest exhibition, Breaking the Rules: the Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900-1937. This exhibition will explore the first four decades of the twentieth century, during which time traditional hierarchies within most art forms were challenged through the development of movements such as Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism and Surrealism.
The project will be run by our new Pearson Creative Research Fellow, Chino Otsuka. Participants will explore the themes of the exhibition not only by researching the collection and meeting with curators, publishers and artists, but also through their own creative practice, including photography, drawing and creative writing.
Who I'd like to meet:
Other young people with an interest in art, design, history or politics, museums, galleries or libraries, or those interested in taking part in creative projects at the British Library.