Further / Higher Education

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens have restarted the schools’ workshop programme these are delivered in the museum, with workshops adapted to fit in with Covid safety guidelines. School Workshops, Learning Resources

We can also offer virtual visits with digital sessions, virtual tours and handling materials for use in classrooms and other educational settings. Schools and community groups can also borrow ‘Museum in a Box’ artefact boxes from the Museum with supporting interpretation for periods of 1 – 4 weeks. Visit the School Workshops, Learning Resources and Museum in a Box pages to find out more.

Museum learning staff can also visit schools or educational settings in the Sunderland area to deliver sessions in accordance with your school or group Covid safety guidelines. To find out more or to make a booking please contact Marie Harrison, Public Engagement & Learning Officer at [email protected].

National Partners Programme 

Sunderland Culture are currently taking part in a 3-year (2019 – 2022) National Partners Programme with Arts Council Collection, bringing the best of British modern and contemporary art to Sunderland and the region.

Our recent temporary exhibition Paint the Town in Sound was curated by Sunderland band Field Music and explores the connections between art and music.  Future Arts Council Collection exhibitions include Field for the British Isles by Antony Gormley (24 July – 25 September 2021) and the return of Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences (April – July 2022).

NPP further and higher education projects have included digital takeover events with University of Sunderland fine art students in the Received Wisdom and Paint the Town in Sound virtual exhibitions. These exhibitions have been supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. These are the first two exhibitions in the series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions.

To work with us on future NPP further and higher education programmes please contact Posy Jowett, Public Engagement & Learning Officer, [email protected].

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