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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.

What is sculpture?

Investigate shape, form, texture and materials to discover sculpture in the museum from ancient to modern.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Design & Technology, KS1, KS2, Materials, Science

Turrets and Tiaras

Journey into the world of chivalrous knights and beautiful princesses in this story session told in the Armoury and ceramics galleries. 

 

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

The Victorians

Explore life in Victorian England through the portraits, landscapes and story paintings.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Exam Themes, Famous People, History, KS2

The Tudors

Explore life in Tudor England by looking at portraits and armour. This session includes the opportunity for pupils to look at replica costumes. 

 

Tags: Art & Design, Famous People, History, KS2

The Stuarts

This collection inspired session offers an insight into the court culture of Stuart Britain and the events leading up to the Civil War in 1642.

Tags: Art & Artists, Exploration, Famous People, History, KS4, KS5

The Story of Jan

Follow Jan on his journey of self discovery and adventure in this pirate tale using Dutch paintings in Gallery 15.

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

The Story of Camille

Follow the adventures of a young girl who visits Paris for the first time by looking at paintings in the French Impressionist gallery. 

 

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

The Romans

Look closely at the objects in the galleries to discover more about Ancient Roman beliefs, technology and everyday life.

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Early Civilisations, Famous People, History, KS2

The Real Me

What do portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character? How do artists show differences between people and what they are feeling?

Tags: Art & Artists, Art & Design, Famous People, KS2, PSHE, Science

The Impressionists

Explore original paintings by artists such as Monet, Degas and Seurat and investigate why they look the way that they do by thinking about colour, technique and subject matter.

Tags: Art & Design, History, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5, Languages

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