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Bring your subject to life with our cross-curricular, active and engaging gallery and studio sessions taught within our extraordinary collections. Come up close to an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus, study the brush strokes on a painting by Monet or explore line, pattern and shapes through the amazing architecture and sculpture: whatever your topic with over 40 different sessions to choose from you are sure to find something to excite and inspire your pupils, from Early Years to Key Stage 5.

Click on a session below for more details and a list of linked resources, then contact us on 01223 332904 or  to book, or to discuss your needs. Most sessions are free (charges apply for studio workshops) and travel bursaries are available for schools meeting our criteria.

Poems & Pictures

Use paintings to stimulate vocabulary and create group poems.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, History, KS1, KS2

Ourselves

Explore how are we different from one another by looking at art in this introductary session looking at portraits.

Tags: Art & Design, KS1, PSHE, Science

Museum Explorers

Discover how the museum grew from an idea to what you see today in this new session designed for the Museum's 200th birthday celebrations.

Tags: EYFS, KS1, KS2

Materials

Explore the use and properties of different materials including metals, clay and paint throughout the museum.

Tags: Art & Design, Discovery, Exploration, KS1, KS2, Materials, Science

Journeys

Investigate different types of journey as you move around the museum; from holidays at the seaside, to bugs and beetles finding food and soldiers marching into battle.

Tags: Art & Design, Discovery, Exploration, Geography, History, KS1, Local Interest

Image and Identity

Explore people through art and different periods in time and discuss the ideas and who controls and creates images. How would you want to be seen in the future? 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Beliefs, Citizenship, Famous People, History, KS3, KS4, KS5

Gothic Literature

Explore the world of Gothic Literature through art, this session, aimed at A'Level students, explores Gothic writers included on the exam syllabus and influences from the visual arts, a great opportunity to bring this subject to life in the historic setting of the Fitzwilliam Museum. This session allows for critical thinking, discussion and creative writing extensions. 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, Exam Themes, Famous People, KS4, KS5

GCSE, A'Level and BTEC themes

Link your current art theme to the wealth of artefacts within the museum collection.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Exam Themes, KS3, KS4

Extended Projects

Research our collections as part of your project brief with support from our Learning Team.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Citizenship, Design & Technology, English, Exam Themes, History, KS5

Creative Writing Through Art

Explore paintings to inspire vocabulary and create stories, dialogue or poetry.

 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, English, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4

How Did They Do That? Science and Technology in Ancient Egypt

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

Designing an interactive Quest for 8-14 year olds We are excited to announce the launch of a new interactive quest for 8-14 year olds based around the sarcophagus lid of … Continue reading


Design Thinking – Designing a new family guide for the Fitzwilliam

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

What are the right questions to ask when designing a new resource or service? What methods can we use to assist collaborative and creative thinking? Marco Mason, a Marie Curie … Continue reading


The Arts Award in Schools Project

Fri, 10 Mar 2017

Last summer the University of Cambridge Museums were awarded a contract by My Cambridge, the Local Cultural Education Partnership for Cambridge, to deliver a collaborative Arts Award project with 4 … Continue reading


What do teachers want from a digital museum resource?

Thu, 09 Mar 2017

In January to March 2016 a team of University of Cambridge Museum educators (Kate Noble from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Naomi Chapman from the Polar Museum and Sarah-Jane Harknett from the … Continue reading


Social Change & Young Leaders

Wed, 08 Mar 2017

At the end of January I attended the final three-day session of the Extend Leadership Programme at the Tetley in Leeds. Led by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, … Continue reading