The Victorians

About the Session 

An exploration of life in Victorian England through the portraits, landscapes and story paintings in Gallery 2 at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. All Seasons.

The Stuarts

About the Session 

This collection inspired session offers an insight into the court culture of Stuart Britain and the events leading up to the Civil War in 1642.

Students will discuss key events which brought a monarchy into crisis, referring to figures within the political breakdown and the artists who portrayed them.

Duration: 2 hours

The Americas

About the Session 

Find out about the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica and South America. See and handle objects from Peru, Mexico and even the far corners of the Amazon rainforest.  From modern jewellery to ancient potatoes, this session will help students better understand the cultural diversity of Latin America.

Duration: 1.5 hours

What is sculpture?

About the Session 

Shape, form, texture and materials are discussed as we discover sculpture in the museum from ancient to modern.

Duration: 2 hours

Session Format: The museum led session is scheduled for 2 hours and is delivered in the first 60 minutes of your booked slot. We recommend that schools use their second hour for follow-up time from the taught session.
You can also book a studio workshop related with this theme.  

Reading Paintings

About the Session 

Why, how and what do artists paint? Looking closely at just a few paintings, we explore how artists use line, shape, colour, texture and composition to express their ideas.

Duration: 2 hours

Portraits

About the Session 

What do portraits tell us about people, who they are and what is their character? How do artists show differences between people and what they are feeling?

Duration: 2 hours

Journeys

About the Session 

From holidays at the seaside, to bugs and beetles finding food and soldiers marching into battle – we think about many different types of journey as we move around the museum.

Duration: 2 hours