Jarjum Life Museum

Have you ever wondered what a museum curated by children would look like? Wonder no more.

Keep your eye out for Jarjum Life Museum – a museum where you won’t see dinosaurs, butterflies, king’s crowns or queen’s capes - but where you will see through the eyes of today's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Curated by children aged 4 to 9, Jarjum Life Museum provides an intimate, funny and honest view into the lives, experiences, ideas and dreams of these young people today.

The pop-up museums have been curated by a number of Queensland communities including the coastal mob of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) and the Gold Coast, the urban mob of Hymba Yumba Community Place and the rural mobs of Cherbourg and Goondiwindi.

So, look out for Jarjum Life Museum dispersed throughout the festival site inviting you to discover the rich, diverse and intriguing world of these children and their special communities. 

Out of the Box festival offers opportunities for children to engage in arts-rich experiences to explore and extend in-class literacy and learning. Teachers can deepen their student’s engagement with and experience of the festival by talking to them about the different in-theatre experiences, workshops and activities before, during and after their day.

To help with this, the Out of the Box festival team has prepared numerous Creative Learning Guides which link the in-theatre experiences, activities and workshops at the festival with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum (Version 8). Key messages, learning activities and other resources are also included.

The Creative Learning Guide for Jarjum Life Museum can be downloaded here

An Inala Wangarra and Out of the Box Production

Inala Wangarra's Jarjum's Life Museum, and Queensland Performing Arts Centre's Out Of The Box Festival, is supported by The Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board and by The John Villiers Trust.