Celebrating Museums with Represent

Represent is part of this year’s ‘Celebrating Museums’ event, hosted by Museums Development Yorkshire.

To highlight our work with Leeds Museums and Galleries, we created a video for the live event. We have also gathered the resources from the programme here, including two films and blog posts by participants.

Represent is the first collaborative project between Ignite Yorkshire, IVE, Geraldine Connor Foundation, and Heritage Corner, hosted by Leeds Industrial Museum.

Fifteen young people aged 16-24 were commissioned to spend four days developing interpretations of the industrial heritage of Leeds and its links to Britain’s colonial connections and Black history. Participants undertook a creative training programme to produce innovative ideas for uncovering the city’s industrial past and links to colonialism, and ways to engage future audiences with this heritage.

You can find out more in our new case study all about Represent, what we learned, and what’s next.


You can find short films about the project on Youtube and in the Amplify Magazine’s episode on Gamechangers.

Participants in Represent also shared their thoughts on the programme in a blog post that can be found on the Geraldine Connor Foundation website. Gina, another participant, was also interviewed about her time on Represent, available here.