Worcester City Council’s Museum Service is committed in providing a stimulating range of opportunities for pupils of all ages, in accessing its buildings, collections and displays. Museum staff and invited specialists deliver workshops covering many aspects of the curriculum at our two sites – The Commandery and The City Museum & Art Gallery.
The City Museum & Art Gallery
This 19th century building houses Worcester’s principal art gallery, themed social history displays, as well as an exhibition about the Worcestershire Regiment and Yeomanry Cavalry. The Art Gallery holds many impressive examples of fine art featuring works by the 19th Century landscape painter, B.W. Leader, watercolourists David Cox and Peter DeWint, examples by Barbara Hepworth, Laura Knight and Elizabeth Frink, to more contemporary works by artists such as Gillian Ayers, Bruce Maclean and Jock McFadyen to name but a few.
The educational focus is presently on the permanent art collection, where workshops cover all stages of the Art & Design Curriculum and can be tailored to specific needs. Themes available include: Landscape; Portraits; Figures in Art; the Representational versus the Abstract; Images of Victorian Life; Movement in Art. To complement these topics, the Education service holds themed slide sets of fine art from the permanent collection, accompanied by Teacher’s Notes. Other resources available include hands on access to a specially commissioned Craft Box, containing works made by designer/makers. Teachers are encouraged to use this in developing tactile awareness and language skills.
Please telephone the Education Officer directly, if you wish to know more and to book any of these sessions for your class (details at the top and bottom of this page). For further enquiries about the museum’s activities and collections, contact 01905 25371.
If you need additional visual aids for use in the classroom, the museum service may be able to help. Housed at The Commandery, the Loans Collection contains original and reproduced materials, covering many aspects of the archaeology & history collections, ethnography, natural sciences and art. Currently undergoing refurbishment, details of what we offer at present, are available from the Education Officer. With exception of The Commandery, please direct all other enquiries to the Education Officer – Tel/Fax: 01905 361831.