This two-part blog will highlight how you can experience all thirteen of the MAP partner institutions in the safety and comfort of your own home. You can read the first part here.
New Art Gallery, Walsall
New Art Gallery are releasing weekly Wednesday Workshops that are perfect for keeping the kids entertained while staying at home (and adults if you fancy some crafting)! Over 15 have been released so far, and cover different crafts such as painting, recycled sculpture, and origami. They’ve also been regularly sharing talks and tours of their past exhibitions on their social media.
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester
Want to visit New Walk’s famous German Expressionist collection? You can view the whole collection online, and access academic reports and essays, films, and learning resources all on their dedicated German Expressionist website! Leicester museums have also uploaded video tours of the New Walk’s exhibitions, and been sharing #ObjectOfTheDay posts and other learning resources on their social media.
The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
The Potteries Museum has been updating their blog regularly – including a recent post highlighting ‘How to Explore the Museum at Home’ (go check it out!). They’ve partnered with Google Maps to create a virtual tour of the building. You can also access a load of Family Home Learning resources for free on their website.
Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham
Research and Cultural Collections have been regularly posting on their blog, exploring different works that feature in their collections. You can also explore their collection online – there are over 1,000 objects to look through!
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
The RBSA have been uploading virtual tours and exhibitions on their blog. ‘Remote Access – A Virtual Exhibition’ featuring works by their members and associates is available till 15th June, and their ‘Friends Online Exhibition’ will be opening on the 16th! They have also been posting online art tutorials and workshops, for example, Olivia Swinscoe NWA has shared ‘5 Tips on How to Photograph your Artwork’ which is a must-read for any artist hoping to build an online presence!
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Art Gallery teamed up with Google Maps to create a virtual tour of the building. You can click through and walk around all of the exhibitions and galleries! They’re using their collections to curate exhibitions, so far they’ve opened ‘To The Sea’, featuring works by painter William Harold Dudley. ‘Still Lively’ is a weekly series of art sessions led by artist Sam Hale, aimed at over-55s. They also have a whole load of family-friendly resources available on their website.