History, Geology and Art at NMC

Date Posted: 06/02/2015

Students can discover even more about natural history through art, thanks to National Museum Cardiff’s 2015 programme.

The museum has unveiled its educational line-up for 2015.

The season kicks off with an in-depth exploration of how nature is chronicled through art, in the interactive exhibition I Spy … Nature, which will run throughout the year.

Supported by an activity programme, the hands-on exhibition will offer students the opportunity to observe and record nature, before discovering how Victorian naturalists and modern technology handles the same task.

Meanwhile, Historic Photography Uncovered, which runs until 19th April, will explore the impact of scientific and social studies on photography.

Delving into the evolution of the medium, the exhibition will uncover the influence of photography and its contribution to Wales’ visual history.

Reading the rocks: geology exhibition

Students who lean more towards geography and history disciplines will be given the rare opportunity to examine the ground-breaking maps of geologist William Smith in the exhibition Reading the rocks.

Largely unknown to the general public, the exhibition will run from 26th September until 28th February 2016, and explore how these revolutionary maps influenced future generations’ understanding of geology.

National Museum Cardiff makes a selection of learning and planning resources available to teachers, and hosts a range of permanent displays to suit children of all ages and interests, from talks and workshops, to handling dinosaur bones.

For more information visit www.museumwales.ac.uk.

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