Our belief is that Stories of the World will leave a real legacy. It will get museums thinking more openly about the ways their collections are interpreted by audiences, and change the way we view exhibitions forever.
We've already got some young people involved in helping with the plans, and here's what they had to say about it:
'The idea that young people can help curate is great as they have often been excluded from the decision making process and can offer energy and freedom from traditional rules.' Salma Ahmad, 22 – Cartwright Hall Bradford
'Libraries are important because they offer another way of learning, outside of the classroom. I think Stories of the World is a really good opportunity for people to comment on things that are relevant to them and relate it back to the wider community, and I hope it makes museums and libraries more accessible.' Kisandka Moses, 16 – The British Library
'I’ve come from Eastern China to live in Belfast and it’s culturally quite different so I really like the idea of introducing other world cultures to the UK through collections.’
'Getting young people’s perspectives on collections brings a fresh approach to history – I think we can bring an ‘un-academic’ view, more of an impulsive reaction to objects. It’s easy to have preconceptions about museums but the stuff you can learn there can be really interesting – it’s up to us to get the message across.' Camilla Morgan, 21 – The Science Museum