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Tees Valley teachers in exciting project with the British Museum

08 June 2022

Two local schools prepare for an amazing Autumn of Ancient Egyptians

A school in Middlesbrough and another in Billingham are getting ready to create their own fantastic exhibitions as part of an exciting new project involving the British Museum. Teachers helped to short-list objects from the British Museum stores to be displayed at the Dorman Museum, alongside Middlesbrough’s Ancient Egypt collection, between October and February next year. Meanwhile students have chosen a British Museum object that will actually visit their schools and be part of their own exhibitions.

Throughout the Autumn Term, Year 5s at Billingham and Year 6s at St Joseph’s will study Ancient Egypt. At the same time they will plan and create their own wonderful exhibition inviting other year groups, their families and friends to enjoy the final result. Teachers will plan the term’s work using the Tees Valley Museum’s Museum in your Classroom free online toolkit. Some of the students’ work will feature in the exhibition at the Dorman Museum once the school exhibitions have closed.

Meanwhile, this term, other students are getting to know more about the Ancient Egyptians in after school clubs. They’ve met curators from the British Museum and the Dorman, been introduced to British Museum Egyptian artefacts online and had real world close encounters with objects from Middlesbrough Museums local collection. They’re now busy making things that can be part of their own displays in school or at the Dorman Museum.

You can hear more about this innovative project at our free online CPD on Wednesday 22nd June 15.45 – 16.45. You can also meet Loretta Kilroe, the project curator, find out about Egyptian objects at the Dorman Museum and hear from a project teacher about the exciting after school clubs.

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