Art and design

Resources

Art and design

The British Museum has an unrivalled collection of art from around the world and across centuries. It has excited and inspired artists, from Henry Moore in the twentieth century to Grayson Perry, Marc Quinn and Antony Gormley today.


Art guides:

Money and art 
KS3, 4 & 5

Celebration 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Containers 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Death and afterworld 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Gods and spirits 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Identity 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Objects in motion 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Sculpture 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Symbols 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Textiles 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

The natural world 
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+


Other art and design resources:

Art visit ideas: opening up a room 
Age 12–16

Africa: art and design 
Age 12–16

Arab World art & design resources 
12–16, 16+

Discover the Arab World 
Age 12–16

Chinese art 
7–11, 12–16

Michelangelo 
Age 12–16, 16+

The culture of HIV and AIDS 
Age 12–16, 16+

The human form 
Age 12–16, 16+

Understanding masks from Africa 
Age 12–16

Sessions

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Gallery art sessions: Celtic theme

KS3,4 & 5

Students work within the Museum to explore ideas around themes in the Art and Design curriculum.

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The world of Celtic art

KS2

Students work as historians finding out about Celtic art from the European Iron Age to modern times.

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Gallery art session

KS3,4 & 5

A gallery-based session involving observation, discussion and drawing.

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Printmaking for young artists

N,R & KS1

Use the Museum’s Chinese galleries to inspire and make a printing tile.

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Japanese printmaking

KS4 & 5

A practical workshop which draws on the Museum's Japanese collections for inspiration.

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Islam: art and belief

KS2

Students discover the part religious belief has played in Islamic design.

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Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the tole of money and an appreciation of its uses.

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African animals

N,R & KS1

Young students identify African animals and use digital tablets to create masks.


 

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