What’s on at the British Museum this spring?

Date Posted: 26/02/2015

Special exhibitions, online resources, teacher training and new workshops – the London granddaddy of museums has filled its shelves for schools this year.

One of its major exhibitions will be Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art, running from 26th March to 5th July which focuses on the human body.

Schools can book facilitated visits for an immersive ancient Greece-focused session or a school-exclusive morning. There is also a private view for teachers on 30th March.

Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation from 23rd April to 2nd August will also have exclusive mornings for schools which will be available to book shortly.

A new Key Stage 1 workshop, An African story for young writers, uses storytelling and object handling to explore how stories were written and received.

It includes time in the Africa gallery where students will look for objects to help them compose their own ending to the story.

Teacher training

The museum is also hosting the Inspiring Primary History conference on Saturday 21st March from 10am to 4pm.

The day will include keynote presentations and five inspiring workshops led by some of the country’s most creative history educators, as well as ideas for using the museum’s collection to enrich history teaching at your school.

New gallery resources

A new gallery resource for Key Stage 2, Prehistoric Britain, includes more background information and activities on the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods.

For more information visit www.britishmuseum.org/learning.

Pictured: Marble metope from the Parthenon. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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