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7 Feb 2020

New Developments at Birmingham Museums

Welcome to the February addition of Schools Latest News featuring new developments at Birmingham Museums, including a visit to Thinktank by the Duchess of Cambridge, a new exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, and the launch of the newly restored Bakehouse and brand new on-site bakery at Sarehole Mill.


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6 Jan 2020

New Year, New Ways to Inspire at Birmingham Museums

It's a brand new year and we're looking forward to a whole year of fun and inspiring school sessions at our Birmingham Museums sites.

You can download a digital copy of our Education Programme Brochure  or search our school sessions online and start planning your next visit to one of our amazing Birmingham Museums sites. Read More...

17 Sep 2018

The Presenter Network, Birmingham Hub

The Presenter Network is a local, national and international network set up for presenters to share best and worst practice. Presenter Network hubs like the one we run here in Birmingham have now been established as part of the wider Presenter Network. These hubs align with the same Presenter Network Manifesto and ethos but they operate on a local level only with the Royal Observatory Greenwich coordinating the network as a whole.

The Presenter Network is solely for those who are actively involved in presenting any sort of educational session in museums as well as science and discovery centres, visitor centres, educational institutes and in the media. This is not a general education group, we created it so presenters can get together and share best practice as well as watch others in action to develop their presenting style. Read More...

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15 Jan 2018

Dippy on Tour, Lego Education and more!

Welcome to the Birmingham Museums latest news, which keeps you up-to-date with all the exciting developments in the Birmingham Museums Education Programme across our nine venues.

For more information on our education programme and to book, please contact educationbookings@birminghammuseums.org.uk or call 0121 348 8001. Read More...

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14 Nov 2017

Home Educator Day at Thinktank: LEGO Innovation Studio

Update 16 November: This event has now sold out.

To celebrate the opening of our new LEGO® Innovation Studio, our Home Educator Day on 12 December 2017 will showcase some new workshops. Read More...

6 Nov 2017

Free Teachers and Educators Preview of Coming Out: Sexuality, Gender and Identity

Coming Out – Sexuality, Gender and Identity is a powerful and moving exhibition packed with some of the UK’s most famous contemporary art works. Educators in this region have access to ground-breaking pieces from artists such as: Warhol, Sarah Lucas, Grayson Perry, David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Steve McQueen, Maud Sulter, Keith Vaughan, John Walter and Vanley Burke.

Join us for a special educators preview of the exhibition with Learning Officer Jon Sleigh. See artworks in advance of the gallery launch, share best practice on how to use potentially sensitive artworks in learning, and meet other educators at this networking event. Read More...

15 Aug 2017

Free Teacher Event at Thinktank: Build Your Own Pavilion

Free twilight session for teachers/educators working with young people aged 8-16 years on Monday 9th October 2018 at 4.30-6pm.

Build Your Own Pavilion is a nationwide campaign to celebrate architecture and encourage young architects everywhere to design public spaces for the cities of the future. Inspired by the Serpentine Pavilion, the Serpentine’s annual commission of temporary buildings by world-famous architects, Build Your Own Pavilion invites young people aged 8-16 to consider the relationship between architecture and public space and to design the architecture for the cities they would like to live in. Read More...

2 Aug 2017

Teachers "Build, Code and Learn" workshop with LEGO Education

Thinktank is hosting a series of half day free teacher workshops run by LEGO Education in our brand new LEGO Education Innovation Studio.

For KS2 teachers we have 2 sessions using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0.For KS3/4 teachers we have 2 sessions using LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3. Read More...

8 Mar 2017

The Drugs Don’t Work: A Tale of Resistance

For one day only! Join Aston University’s Professor Anthony Hilton and the Hobgoblin Theatre Company for a stage play with a difference. The special performances will take place 5th April only.

Antibiotics are now a common part of life, most people will have been prescribed a course by their GP. But what happens when people misuse them? When they are over prescribed? Or when they stop working? Read More...

8 Dec 2016

Workshops and Guided Tours for the Night in the Museum Exhibition

Leading British artist, Ryan Gander, has selected works from the Arts Council Collection in upcoming exhibition Night in the Museum . The exhibition is at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from 26 November 2016 - 12 February 2017 and is free to visit.

Guided tours themed towards your learning outcomes are available to book, as well as a series of arts workshops that are both fun and engaging. Read More...