Join the Youth Collective
The Youth Collective is a group of 18–24 year olds working to inspire other young people to engage with the British Museum.
Through events, workshops and creative online content, the Youth Collective aim to spark conversations and influence change at the British Museum.
In 2022, the Youth Collective worked on a variety of events including Celebrating Pride as part of the celebrations for Pride month, (No) sex please, we’re the British Museum exploring sex and our current and ancient attitudes to it, and Careers outside Curation showcasing some of the many careers in the museum and heritage sector.
In spring 2021, the Youth Collective hosted Unlocking the Museum, a series of events looking at museum careers, how to break into the sector and what these institutions can do to better engage with young people. Watch the Unlocking the Museum videos to catch up on what they learned.
Recruitment for the 2023 Youth Collective has now concluded. Please check back later in the year to find out how to apply for the 2024 Youth Collective.
Watch highlights from the 2020 programme
In 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, a different three-day programme was delivered by the Youth Collective. Made up of 15 diverse young people, the Collective produced a series of video conversations and lectures based around the theme of 'change'.