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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education, Teachers

Art - Margam Pictures

National Museum Cardiff

These notes will give you information about two historic paintings of Margam House as well as lots of backgound notes and ideas for work at school.

 

Art - Wales Visitation Learning Resource

National Museum Cardiff

Wales Visitation:  Poetry, Romanticism and Myth in Art is an exhibition that takes us on a journey. Mixing documents and folk objects with historic and contemporary art, this exhibition suggests an alternative path through the landscape and traditions of Wales.

This learning resource pack is designed to support teachers and other educators. It includes support in planning a visit, exploring the exhibition and suggestions for follow-up work. This exhibition can be particularly linked to Art and Design, English and Curriculum Cymreig. The activity suggestions are targeted primarily at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils but these could be adapted for older or younger students.

Dates: until 7 September 2014

Constable - teachers' learning resource

National Museum Cardiff

This pack is designed to support teachers in preparing for a self-led visit to the exhibition John Constable: Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows at National Museum Cardiff. It includes background information about Constable, the painting and other works in the display; ideas for cross-curricular themes and activities to explore before your visit, in the gallery, and back at school for KS2-4 and Foundation Phase pupils.

John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 has long been considered a masterpiece of British art. In May 2013 it was purchased for the nation through major grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Manton Foundation, the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members.

 

To secure the painting, a partnership initiative was formed between five public collections: Tate Britain, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum and the National Galleries of Scotland. This initiative, named Aspire, is a five-year project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund enabling the work to be viewed in partner venues across the UK. National Museum Cardiff is the first venue to display the work.

Dates: March - September 2014
FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2

Activity book - evolution of wales and the natural world galleries

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2, Teachers

Activity Booklet Clore Discovery Centre and the Museum

National Museum Cardiff

Activity booklets for families and other groups to explore the galleries together

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Families, Key Stage 2

Activity booklets Clore Discovery Centre

National Museum Cardiff

Activity book for families and other groups to explore the Clore Discovery Centre together.

Self led visits to the Clore Discovery Centre must be booked in advance

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Teachers

Art Gallery visit - historic art collections

National Museum Cardiff

These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the historic art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3 & 4, Post-16 Education

Art Gallery visit - Impressionist and Modern Art

National Museum Cardiff

These notes have been developed to give you information about individual works within the impressionist and modern art galleries as well as suggestions of how to talk to your pupils about the works.

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

Exploring Materials

National Museum Cardiff

Worksheet to help you explore the museum’s collections – how many materials will you find.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Documents

FreeSelf-led
Families, Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2, Teachers

General ideas for museum visits

National Museum Cardiff

 Use these notes to explore educational themes across the galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
FreeSelf-led

Landscape and Lights - a family trail

National Museum Cardiff
FreeSelf-led

Llareggub: Peter Blake illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood - Learning Resource Pack

National Museum Cardiff

Llareggub: Peter Blake illustrates Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood is an exhibition of artwork created by Blake that illustrates almost every aspect of Thomas’s famous ‘Play for Voices’.

This learning resource pack is designed to support teachers and other educators. It includes support in planning a visit, exploring the exhibition and suggestions for follow-up work.

Dates: 23 November 2013 - 16 March 2014
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

Art and Design, English, Curriculum Cymreig

FreeIn school

Alfred Russel Wallace video

National Museum Cardiff

The video shows excerpts from a special performance by Theatr na n'Óg of ‘You should ask Wallace’, part of the Autumn 2009 learning programme at National Museum Cardiff.

Alfred Russel Wallace video
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Investigate!

National Museum Cardiff

Your mission is to observe and document the things you see around you. Draw pictures, weigh things, measure and take notes. Remember everything is interesting if you look closely!

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Leaf Cutter Ants video

National Museum Cardiff

Here is a short video clip (2 minutes long) showing our leaf cutter ants bringing leaves back to their nest. They do not eat the leaves; instead they use them to help grow a fungus, which feeds the ants.

Leaf Cutter Ants video
Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

Museum Detective

National Museum Cardiff

Follow the clues on this detective trail to discover some fabulous museum objects. A magnifying glass will help you to see things really clearly.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
FreeIn school

My Favourite Dinosaur

National Museum Cardiff

Pick your favourite dinosaur in the Evolution of Wales Galleries. Draw it very carefully in the box.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.

Information

Map

Cathays Park, Cardiff
Open 10am–5pm Tuesday–Sunday (Galleries close at 4:45pm)

Learning department:
(029) 2057 3240

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