Special exhibitions schools programme

Special exhibitions programme for schools

There are many ways for you and your class to make the most of our special exhibitions. Schools can book in alongside the general public for teacher-led visits throughout the run of the exhibition, or book for a school exclusive morning on selected dates. We also offer facilitated visits and sessions alongside selected exhibitions.

Our private views for teachers offer an opportunity for teachers to enjoy an exclusive visit to the exhibition. Plan your visit, enhance your subject knowledge or just explore.

Teaching resources for use in the classroom and for a visit to the exhibitions are also available to download.

To book your visit, call the ticket desk on
+44 (0)20 7323 8181.


The American Dream: pop to the present
(9 March 2017 – 18 June 2017)

Our schools’ programme for the exhibition is full of cross-curricular learning opportunities for all age groups, and explores the artistic processes and printmaking techniques. In sessions that combine Art, History and Citizenship, students will discuss some of the historical events and the social issues that still influence American society today and have inspired the prints on display.

School exclusive mornings 

School-exclusive mornings

KS2, 3, 4 & 5

Enjoy the exhibition with your group at special times dedicated exclusively to schools. Self-led resources are available for you to download and get the most out of the exhibition.

 

Gallery art workshops

KS3, 4 & 5

Learn about the art of printmaking in this gallery-based session led by experienced educators and find out about the themes and issues that inspired the artists featured in the exhibition. The workshop takes place during school-exclusive mornings.

Private view

Private view

For teachers only

Teachers are invited to an exclusive private view to enhance your subject knowledge by speaking to museum experts, plan your school trip or simply explore the exhibition.

teachers resources

Teachers' resources

KS3, 4 & 5

Discover ideas for learning in the exhibition with free downloadable cross-curricular resources for Art and Design, History and Citizenship at Key Stages 3–5.

Visit guide for teachers 
Image bank 
Activity sheet 


Hokusai: beyond The Great Wave
(25 May 2017 – 13 August 2017)

In this new exhibition and through our specially designed learning programme, students are introduced to the iconic work of Hokusai – widely acknowledged as Japan’s greatest artist. In sessions that combine Art, Geography and Citizenship, schools discuss the artistic, spiritual and cultural themes that influenced his work and follow the creative journey of an artist perfecting his technique. Our cross-curricular learning activities and sessions are suitable for all year groups, from KS1 to KS5.

School exclusive mornings 

School-exclusive mornings

KS2, 3, 4 & 5

Enjoy the exhibition with your group at special times dedicated exclusively to schools. Self-led resources are available for you to download and get the most out of the exhibition.

gallery session

Gallery art workshops

KS3, 4 & 5

Discover the art of printmaking, find out about Hokusai’s work and the art in the exhibition in this gallery-based session led by experienced educators. The workshop involves observation, discussion and making your own print, and takes place during school-exclusive mornings.

School session

Printmaking for young artists

EYFS & KS1

Use the exhibition for inspiration and make a printing tile.

School session

Japanese printmaking

KS4 & 5

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

Private view 

Private view

For teachers only

Teachers can come to an exclusive view of the exhibition – a fantastic opportunity to plan a visit, enhance your subject knowledge and talk to Museum education staff and curators.

Teachers resources

Teachers' resources

KS2, 3, 4 & 5

Get ideas for learning in the exhibition with free downloadable cross-curricular resources for Art and Design, Geography and Citizenship at Key Stages 1–4.

Visit guide for teachers 
Image bank 
Activity sheet 

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