“Pupils now have a valuable piece of work to meet AO1 criteria of the AQA assessment. Pupils also became a lot more aware of the FW collection and how to relate museum/gallery visits to their art studies.” – KS4 Teacher
About the Session
Link your current art theme to the wealth of artefacts within the museum collection.
Welcome to the Fitzwilliam Museum, a great place to introduce your students to their mock and actual Exam research for GCSE, A Level and BTEC Art and Design.
Each year we prepare a selected itinerary that matches key objects from our collection to your exam themes. We suggest that you read the attached PDF which is divided into the various Exam Boards, this may well help you prepare your students for your Self Led Session in the Fitzwilliam Galleries.
Your students are encouraged to draw from the real objects, record information and their own thoughts and ideas, it is a good idea to start them off with one or two objects, explaining details on the object labels each have museum accession numbers, a unique catalogue code they can then use to search for further information on line back at school or college.
Photographing objects can be helpful but nothing beats drawing from the objects.
(Please check that camera flash is off and that special exhibitions may not permit the use of photography due to copyright)
Students may also enjoy researching at the other University of Cambridge Museums which are just a 10 minute walk.
How to Book
Contact the Fitzwilliam Museum on 01223 332904 or email email@example.com to book, or to discuss your needs.