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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.

Colour and Culture

Explore colour and pigments within the collection in relation to different art historical periods.

Tags: History, KS3, KS4, KS5, Materials, Modern Science, Science

Colour and Chemistry

Work with conservators to explore colour and pigments within the collection (by special arrangement only)

Tags: Art & Design, Design & Technology, KS3, KS4, KS5, Materials, Modern Science, Science

Britain in the Inter-war years

Explore the collections to trace the birth of Modernism through Art and Literature in Northern Europe.

Tags: Art & Design, English, Exam Themes, History, KS5, Politics & Philosophy

Believe in Art

Explore how do artists and makers make invisible ideas about God visiblein this session which can explore Christian, Muslim or ancient beliefs.

 

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Beliefs, KS2, PSHE, Religious Education

Arts Award

Visit the museum as part of your Arts Award Journey with support from our Learning team to fulfil the requirements of the different parts of the Award from Discover through to Gold.

Tags: Art & Design, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Art History

Take a thematic approach to explore art across many disciplines and periods from Neolithic Art to contemporary practice.

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

Art and Architecture

Expand your understanding of interior and exterior spaces within the collection and within the building itself.

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

Animals in Art

Discover exotic beasts and strange creatures throoughout the museum. 

 

Tags: Art & Design, KS1, KS2, Natural World, Science

Adventures in Art

Explore the museum collections playfully through stories, puzzles and quests in a selection of sessions for children in the Foundation Stage. Suitable for reception classes, nurseries, playgroups, preschools, Children's Centres etc.

Tags: Art & Design, Discovery, English, Exploration, EYFS, Local Interest

20th Century Art

Discover art from 1930 to present day within the musuem collections.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Exam Themes, Famous People, History, KS3, KS4, KS5, Politics & Philosophy, PSHE

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