Where: Museum of Making, Derby
When: Friday 24 March 2023, 10.30am to 3.30pm
Heritage Crafts in collaboration with Derby Museums invites heritage craftspeople, educators, policymakers and young people, to Crafts Skills for the Future: empowering the next generation, a seminar at the Museum of Making, Derby, on Friday 24 March 2023.
The seminar will focus on the unprecedented challenges the next generation are going to face in relation to the environment, the economy, and what constitutes fulfilling and ethical work in an ever more populous world. Among the tools they will need to face these challenges are undoubtedly the knowledge, skills and practices that have been built up over generations by heritage crafts practitioners.
It will explore how we can engage young people and embed their voices within the decision-making processes of policymakers, public bodies, museums and charities in order to ensure that their interests and perspectives are reflected when it comes to safeguarding craft skills for the future.
The seminar will be taking place alongside two unique craft workshops for young people delivered by rug tufter Denzel Currie and textile artist Abigail Wastie.