@MarDixon Passionate about culture internationally. Run remixing events, workshops, create solutions, and an international speaker. Over sharer and Mom who loses arguments to a teen. Projects created: @CultureThemes @lovetheatreday @AskaCurator @MuseumSelfieDay @TeensInMuseums @52museums
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    October 16th, 2011mardixonCulture, International

    Kids in Museums is a wonderful charity that helps Museums, Galleries and Heritage Venues provide kid friendly environments for the whole family.  Established in 2003, they have a yearly Family Friendly Award which is more about recognizing good establishments rather than a competition.  I recently became a volunteer (and their social media manager) after years of supporting their very worthy cause.

    Kids in Museums hold workshops (such as the Family Fortune Workshop), events such as TakeOver Day and most important, provide a Manifesto.  The manifesto was the key for me a few years back.  It is one thing to have suggestion for venues to follow, but to collate these into a very easy to read and obtain 20-point document for venues to pledge to follow spoke volumes for me.

    I encourage all museum, galleries and Heritage Venues to sign up to pledge their support to the Manifesto.

    Although I wrote about this subject on a Guest blog Why we need to listen to kids for @unmuseum I’ve never specifically written about my passion here.

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