Further / Higher Education

Covid 19 Update for Further/Higher Education Groups

College and University group visits to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens are currently suspended due to Covid 19 restrictions. Sign up to our teachers e-newsletter for updates of when our programmes will restart. You can also get updates via our website, Twitter and Facebook pages.

We are now offering virtual visits with digital sessions and virtual tours for college and university groups. Opportunities include live project briefs, virtual placements, exhibition introductions, digital takeover events and volunteer opportunities. Please note there may be charges for facilitated activities.

To find out more or to make a booking please fill the Learning Enquiry Form or contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 561 8608 or  please contact Marie Harrison, Public Engagement & Learning Officer at [email protected].We aim to respond to all enquiries within 3 working days.

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].