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Creative CREATIVES

Today we used our creativity and imaginations to explore paintings in new and unusual ways. We tried out some new resources, discussing our ideas in small groups . We discussed questions like….   >Find a piece of art that feels … Continue reading

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Discovering an artist’s response to art

Silver,  gold, ivory, coconut shell, mother of pearl and nautilus shell; these are some of the materials used in the huge range of objects in the Welby collection. Curator Matthew Winterbottom gave us a tour of the finely crafted, highly … Continue reading

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Greek Coins revealing Alexander the Great

This week Simon Glenn, Research Fellow for the Oxford-Paris Alexander Project introduced us to some of the issues involved around creating a display about ancient Greek coins. We saw how he used enlarged images of coins and a map as … Continue reading

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Meet some of the CREATIVES Panel

I have really loved being a part of the Ashmolean’s  CREATIVES Youth Panel as I have met so many interesting people and gained a lot of insight into how the museum runs behind the scenes. The highlight of the Panel … Continue reading

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Live Friday as it happened….

To say that our contribution to Live Friday went without a hitch isn’t exactly true. Really, it went TOO well- we were swamped with people! As we had agreed  in previous meetings, the activities we would run were based around … Continue reading

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