Lucy (L)/ Mark (M)
Interviewer: Barbara, it seems that galleries and museums are turning our youngsters off! That’s not what we want, is it?
Barbara: Certainly not! I understand how Lucy and Mark feel. It’s not so long since I was a teenager too! It would have been better if their teacher had contacted me before the visit. We could have helped her to plan it in a more interesting way.
Interviewer: How exactly?
Barbara: Well, we can provide audio guides to parts of the gallery, suggesting things for children to look for in the paintings and with questions to answer about what they see.
Interviewer: Anything else?
Barbara: Oh, yes! We also have quiz cards and trails for children to follow – lots of museums have these nowadays … and we also run workshops, where children can try their hand at painting or modeling.
Interviewer: And some museums have interactive displays that allow people to touch and play with items, don’t they?
Barbara: Yes, and they are really popular with children of all ages.
Interviewer: Well, Mark and Lucy, what do you think of these ideas?
Mark: Pretty cool, especially the audio guide.
Lucy: And I’d definitely go for a workshop. I like to be involved in something practical.
Interviewer: So there are some ideas for us all to think about. Thanks for coming along today.
Mark, Lucy and Barbara: Goodbye.