OSCH explores how museums can work better with young people from the South Asian diaspora in the UK, along with young people from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan.

Young people are already engaged with their heritage in many ways. OSCH wants to encourage this further by opening up museums as spaces where they can explore their identity and cultural heritage in a supportive environment, and where they have agency to make their voices heard.

OSCH wants more young people to benefit from museums-related work. By encouraging organisations within the sector to work together, we are able to provide better training and work opportunities for young people.

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the programme is co-developed and delivered by the British Council, Glasgow Museums and Manchester Museum, with support from UK Youth. OSCH also works alongside partners in Rajshahi, Bangladesh; Bengaluru, India; and Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan facilitating international collaborations.

Our amibition

OSCH experiments with new ways for museums and heritage organisations to work better for young people. It is our amibition to share ideas and opportunities with the wider heritage sector. There are four main strands to our programme: our work in museums, our actions and campaigns, our stories and our projects.