A guest blog from Amy McDowall, our Primary Learning Coordinator
Manchester Museum’s new South Asia gallery will touch on the many religions and faiths of modern and historic South Asia: Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam to name a few.
Many of the children living in communities local to the museum belong to one of these faiths, and this adds a really interesting dimension to our thoughts on how we would use the new gallery and the Museum’s collection to talk about both historic and modern religion.
It’s really important that we understand the importance of artefacts relating to religion and how to treat them respectfully. So when a teacher from St Margaret’s Primary in Whalley Range got in touch to ask if we could support her Year 6 pupils’ historical study of Early Islamic Civilisation, we jumped at the chance.
Together with the Jenny, the Ellerman-funded project curator who has…
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