The Museum Network has created exciting eLearning resources featuring works of art from all 5 collections. These have been designed specifically for use by school children and teachers.

Material World for Teachers and Pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2

A number of themes look at the different types of materials used to create the objects held in the 5 museum collections. The module will enable pupils to discover the processes artists went through to turn raw materials into priceless works of art and find out where the artists sourced these materials from. Pupils will be able to explore materials and their properties through exciting interactives. View the Material World module.

Portraits and Portraiture for Teachers and Pupils at Key Stage 2

This module contains in-depth information about portraits and key figures in the world of portrait painting. Portraiture is discussed through themes, such as Pose, Expression, Clothing and Materials, and large printable images are available of all portraits featured on the site. Children can enjoy learning about portraiture through stimulating and thought-provoking interactive activities. View the Portraits and Portraiture module.

Greek and Roman Myths for Pupils at Key Stage 2

Images and objects depicting mythological tales and characters are combined in this module to help children learn about myths and how they are portrayed. Pupils can follow interactive trails guided by Apollo, Cupid, Helen of Troy and Mercury or they can learn about individual works of art in the gallery. This module is ideal for topic work on Greeks or Romans and provides ideas for art and literacy activities and class discussion. View the Greek and Roman Myths module.

Landscapes in Art for Pupils at Key Stages 3 and 4

Designed specifically for older children, this module focuses on themes surrounding landscapes in art, such as light, place, composition and perspective. Pupils can learn about the development of landscape in art and can study the different themes or learn about individual artists and their work. Landscapes in Art includes on-line activities through which pupils can gain a greater historical and practical understanding of landscapes and provides ideas for discussions and activities away from the computer. View the Landscapes in Art module.

Talking Objects for Teachers and Pupils for Key Stages 3 and 4


Talking Objects allows pupils to reflect on how we perceive the past through the objects that have been left behind. Looking at themes relating to citizenship, such as growing up, conflict, worship and showing off, pupils will gain skills in interpreting what objects and works of art tell us about people in the past and will enable them to apply these skills to examine their world around them and consider their sense of identity. View the Talking Objects module.

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