Secondary Education

Covid 19 Update for Secondary Schools

School 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 school visits and 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 secondary schools. Opportunities include careers and business breakfasts, exhibition introductions, takeover events and extended projects including Arts Award.

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. 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 at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (24 July – 25 September 2021) and the return of Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences to the Museum & Winter Gardens (April – July 2022). These exhibitions are supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and are part of a series of Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme exhibitions.

NPP schools’ projects have included a bronze arts award project with Sandhill View Academy inspired by our first NPP exhibition Received Wisdom and a virtual work experience week inspired by the new Art Crush app with St Aidan’s Catholic Academy.  There are many other opportunities for schools to get involved.

To work with us on future NPP schools programmes please contact Posy Jowett, Public Engagement & Learning Officer) [email protected].