To take part in the exhibition visitors were asked to choose one object from the museum they were connected to, sketch it and most importantly tell us why they had chosen it.

The chosen entries were given the chance of working with a local artist to re-create their object that would be part of the Museum by Me exhibition.

The families and artists worked hard and produced some fabulous pieces that were inspired by Tees Valley Museums collections.The exhibition was due to launch at Preston Park Museum in April, despite Coronavirus forcing our museums to close we still wanted to share the work of our families with you through some short videos.

The workshops took place with local artists:

Head of SteamSuzie Devey-Printing, Dorman MuseumShirley Wells – Silk Painting, Preston Park- Claude Frere-Smith– Clay work

Piano Preston Park

Seth Age 12

Spoons Preston Park

Anya Age 10

Clock Preston Park

Lydia Age 6

Rocking horse Preston Park

Tessa Age 6
Flinn Age 9

Zebrite Poster Head of Steam

Eva Age 8

Ticket Machine Head of Steam

Tilly Age 8

£5 note Head of Steam

Harry 7
Ellie 8
Alicia 8

901 Head of Steam

Lucy Age 8

Model Head Of Steam

Noah Age 8

Stork Dorman

Isobelle Age 8

Poppies Dorman

Olivia 5

Dinosaur Dorman

Olivia Age 5

Gypsum Dorman

Katie Age 11
Artwork completed by
Harry Age 12

Vase Dorman

Francesca Age 11
Artwork completed by
Harry Age 12 & Archie Age 9

Stars Dorman

Chloe Age 6

KBE Insignia Dorman

Caitlin Age 9
Artwork completed by
Archie Age 9 & Nathan Age 6