These sessions are offered online.

Key Stage
Type of Session

Online session format

  • scheduled for 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on your preference
  • led by a museum teacher and involves close-looking at objects and games
  • similar content to our onsite session


Looking at Art: People and Portraits

What makes a portrait? What can different portraits tell us about a person? How do we represent ourselves? In this session, we look closely at an 18th century European portrait together and learn about its key features, then apply this schematic to an abstract contemporary portrait to explore expression and interpretation. We finally look at a sculpture of a person that is not a portrait, and ask: what makes a portrait?

Children respond creatively with drawing, movement or modelling throughout the session.

The Ancient Greeks

Why do we learn about ancient Greece today? What were people like in ancient Greece and what evidence do we have about their lives? Look closely at real ancient Greek artefacts, including coffins, pots and something that looks mysteriously like graffiti. We'll consider different facets of ancient Greek people's lives: from free time, to work, to the agora.

The Ancient Egyptians

How can we investigate ancient Egyptian objects? What can they tell us about what life was like for ancient Egyptian people? Look closely at coffins and items from peoples' tombs, as we examine people in ancient Egypt: from everyday lives to kings and queens. We'll think carefully about why we study ancient Egypt and what we could do better.