Hope Evolves - A Guide to Youth-Led Change in Heritage

  • Habib, S. (Invited speaker)
  • Hawwa Alam (Speaker)
  • Maya Chowdhury (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Dr Sadia Habib was invited to share learning about youth-led museum education activities at the Hope Evolves event at the Pyramid in Warrington. Two members of the Manchester Museum OSCH Young Collective, who were cultural and learning participation officer apprentices (for 18 months until Nov 2022) - Hawwa and Maya - spoke alongside Sadia about their experiences over the last couple of years.

Hope Streets is an ambitious five-year project that has focused on connecting the heritage and youth sectors in the North West, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Curious Minds and its project partners will be celebrating the culmination of this project with an event that explores, shares and interrogates the learning and challenges that it has revealed. Hope Evolves - A Guide to Youth-Led Change in Heritage is an event that invites participants to think about the future of heritage and young people's place within it.

Don’t Settle and Our Shared Cultural Heritage
The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported 12 Kick the Dust projects around the UK. Two of these projects will share some of their work and key learning in this session from the perspective of project lead staff and young people.
Our Shared Cultural Heritage is led by the British Council and works with heritage partners in Manchester and Glasgow to connect with young people from the South Asian diaspora. This has included involvement in the creation of a new South Asian gallery at Manchester Museum. Don’t Settle has run a series of projects empowering young People of Colour from Birmingham and the Black Country to change the voice of heritage through the arts, research and governance.
Period23 Nov 2022
Event title
Hope Evolves - A Guide to Youth-Led Change in Heritage
Event typeConference
LocationWarrington, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • museums
  • young people
  • education