Floral patterns in Islamic Art & Design: textiles, metalwork and ceramics

Floral patterns in Islamic Art & Design: textiles, metalwork and ceramics

This set of resources explores the use of plant-based design in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the V&A. It focuses on textiles, metalwork and ceramics, and includes: a V&A website link, introducing plant motifs in Islamic art; a V&A website link and powerpoint of teachers' notes, filled with images and suggestions for discussion-based and practical activities; and three research sheets that can be used by students (KS3-5) in the Museum to inspire further project work. The research sheets explore Flowers in Ottoman Art, Metalwork, and Safavid Textiles.
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Staging Shakespeare: Costume Design

Staging Shakespeare: Costume Design

This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s plays and how they have been staged and interpreted. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content spans 200 years of theatrical costume design and its changing styles. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
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20th Century Design V&A Teachers' Resource

20th Century Design V&A Teachers' Resource

This resource supports the national curriculum and subject specifications for Key Stage 3,4 and 5 Art and Design and Design and Technology. Giving an overview of key 20th Century design movements, it includes examples of works including Rene Macintosh, Marcel Breuer, Coco Chanel and Ettore Sottsass. The resource also includes a framework to support product analysis and research as well as hands-on activities inspired by the objects.
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Printmaking Techniques & Artists

Printmaking Techniques & Artists

This resource contains examples of the printmaking techniques which are most likely to occur in schools: - relief prints (linocuts and woodcuts) - stencil prints (cut-stencil and screen prints) - intaglio prints (dry-point and etching) In this resource from the V&A, we have developed themed study room resources which contain original prints and drawings. An image bank is available via the weblink and if visiting, groups or teachers can access original works in our Prints and Drawings Study Room.
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Teachers' Resource: Peter Brook

Teachers' Resource: Peter Brook

The aim of this extensive resource is to encourage Key Stage 5 students to discover why Brook and his collaborators approached particular plays and themes when they did and to consider how these could be relevant today. Brook responded to his times; each of the productions explored in this resource was inspired in some way by contemporary events. Students should be encouraged to consider how an awareness of global politics can inform a deeper understanding of plays. This resource has been designed for Key Stage 5: English, Drama and History
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Teachers' Resource: Disobedient Objects

Teachers' Resource: Disobedient Objects

Disobedient Objects focuses on the art and design of grassroots social movements. It includes exhibits borrowed from activist groups from all over the world, highlighting the role of objects used in protest and campaigning. The exhibition shows how objects are used to influence and improve situations or to shed light on challenging and important issues. Resources include teachers' notes and instructions to make objects to be used in civil disobidience. The resource below has been designed for Key Stage 3–4: Art & Design, Citizenship, DT.
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 Teachers’ Resource: Reel to Real: Romeo and Juliet

Teachers’ Resource: Reel to Real: Romeo and Juliet

This resource is intended for teachers to use with their students on site at the V&A. It was created as part of a partnership with education charity Into Film. The resource explores the film Romeo and Juliet. It guides students to objects in the Museum that provide historical context for the film, and suggests activities and topics for discussion. The resource aims to immerse students in the world of the film. We suggest that groups divide into pairs to follow the activities. The resource below has been designed for Key Stage Key Stage 3–5: English, Drama and History.
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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Image Bank

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Image Bank

This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content spans a 20th century costume of Viola, a 19th century painting of key characters from six of Shakespeare’s plays, and the actual Great Bed of Ware, mentioned in the play . Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Image Bank

Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Image Bank

This resource brings together images of objects and videos from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content is arranged in reverse chronological order, from the 21st to 17th centuries. It includes examples of costumes, costume and set designs, photographs, puppets, illustrations, prints and video exploring an RSC production of the play, set in India. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3 The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning
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Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Design

Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Design

This set of resources contains: teacher’s notes (V&A website link and powerpoint) that introduce Arabic calligraphy in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, suggestions for planning a museum visit, as well as discussion-based and practical activities for the classroom; and a research sheet for use by students (KS3-5) in the Museum to gather inspiration for further project-based work.
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Teachers' Resource: Jewellery

Teachers' Resource: Jewellery

This resource from the V&A gives an introduction to the William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery. It includes pre-visit and post-visit activities as well as discussion points and accompanying activity sheets.
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Image Bank

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Image Bank

This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. There are two images in this resource: one from the late 19th century, a scrap print of the lovers surrounded by text; and one from the early 18th century, a print depicting the moment where Juliet plunges a dagger into her chest. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
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Architecture: Designing Pattern

Architecture: Designing Pattern

The Designing Pattern resource contains a selection of drawings which range in date from the 1830s to the 1940s. They show the interior and exterior decoration of Classical and Egyptian Revival buildings, Indian monuments and plans for modern buildings. A full image library is available online: http://bit.ly/1ejXPSX The box also includes pattern designs made by Owen Jones for his publication The Grammar of Ornament (1856). Jones sourced these patterns from diverse non-western and western cultures and developed his designs during a period of travel in the 1850s. The lesson starter suggests ways to approach investigating patterns in architecture.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Image Bank

Shakespeare's Macbeth Image Bank

This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content includes two 19th century and one 18th century image: a painting of key characters from six of Shakespeare’s plays; a scrap print of Macbeth with Lady Macbeth; and a print of Macbeth with the three witches. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
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Victorians: The Great Exhibition

Victorians: The Great Exhibition

This resource contains images of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, which was held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, during the spring and summer of 1851. Many of these images were created as souvenirs for the populace to purchase and take away. The links provide high quality images and videos showing what is was like to visit the Great Exhibition and how the Crystal Palace was constructed.
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