The new term is finally here, and the opening of the China: Journey to the East exhibition is fast approaching. I’m really excited about this exhibition and the associated programming we have for the Secondary cohort.
We will be offering a brand new KS3/4 workshop that will encourage students to explore in detail the links between ancient and modern China and involve students in issues around interpretation of past and present. This two-hour session will be a practical exercise in displaying objects and information and a facilitated visit to the China: Journey to the East exhibition will be included as inspiration to student’s creativity. There will be a variety of resources to investigate, question and use, including objects from our Museum collection to stimulate links between ancient and modern China.
For self-guided groups we will also be providing Resources Boxes developed by Levenshulme High School students to help explore some of the themes in the exhibition and hopefully kick-start some creative and critical thinking about how ancient China relates to modern Britain.
This project was generously funded by AimHigher and allowed the Museum to work with the students to explore some of their own ideas about ancient and modern China and how they would link this to the exhibition. The boxes are almost complete, and we will have one final visit by the students just before the exhibition opening on the 25th September. In the boxes will be objects that will help to instigate discussion and thinking about China, in addition to the students own interpretation and questions that they believe are important to consider about the exhibition’s themes.
If you are interested in our new workshop offer, or in investigating the Resource boxes developed by the Levenshulme High Students, please contact us.