Hi Seth,

With the Oxford University Museums' Making Museums project, one f the activities for making a museum was to decide on categories for the different displays. How would the children organise the objects, by theme, material, size, place of origin, date etc... 

This was done in schools and the displays utilised whatever 'plinths' were to hand e.g. books etc... Maybe at NMMC you could emphasise they're doing initial design for an exhibition? Once the displays were done, the facilitators assessed the layout, sightlines and accessibility. 

In other schools they made their own museums and loved producing catalogues and guidebooks, interactives on laptops, and this could be a follow-up activity you suggest to the teachers. 

Have fun!

Kim Biddulph
Director, Schools Prehistory
www.schoolsprehistory.co.uk 

On 3 Apr 2014, at 11:47, Stuart Slade <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hello Gem

 

I'm developing a workshop at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall that looks ‘behind the scenes of a museum’, focusing on the different ways objects are displayed and information communicated (text, images, light, sound, interactive displays, reconstructions, etc.). As the final activity, I’ll be asking the children to use what they have seen and experienced during the day to design their own displays.

 

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience in running similar workshops and can suggest fun ways of doing this? It’s being aimed at KS2 (7-11) and they’ll have about 45 minutes. I’ve considered constructing display cases/plinths using scrap material but this may be quite laborious and time consuming, also designing displays/floor plans on paper (architectural/annotated designs) but this may be asking a lot from an 8 year old…any suggestions welcome!

 

Many thanks

 

Seth

 

Seth Hall

Education Officer

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

01326 214535

www.nmmc.co.uk

 

 

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