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Inspire: A celebration of children's art in response to Jacopo del Sellaio's 'Cupid and Psyche'
Over the past 12 months, hundreds of local primary school children have visited the Fitzwilliam to look at the painting of Cupid and Psyche with their teachers or parents, and many thousands more have studied it back at school. This exhibition demonstrates the importance of cultural learning for young people at a time when the arts in schools are increasingly under threat, giving young people opportunities to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and images and to respond creatively through thinking, talking and making together. Modelled on the National Gallery’s 'Take One Picture' programme and in partnership with AccessArt.
INSPIRE2020 builds on our schools and teachers programme and has been designed to support and develop confidence, knowledge and creative thinking:
Teachers and pupils develop confidence working in the museum spaces, responding to museum objects and sharing their ideas.
Teachers develop their confidence teaching and advocating for art and design within their school.
Teachers and pupils develop knowledge of museum objects, art forms and art skills through inspiring interactions with museum objects.
Teachers develop knowledge of how to plan and deliver cross-curricular projects.
Teachers develop a better understanding of how to promote enquiry based learning within their setting.
Teachers develop their knowledge of how to plan and deliver high quality art experiences for their pupils.
Teachers and pupils respond creatively to the collection in a variety of different ways, e.g. talking, drawing, mark making, modelling, moving, writing.
Teachers and pupils use imaginative, collaborative and reflective approaches when responding to the museum objects, collections and spaces.
Exhibition run: Tuesday 10th December 2019 to
Sunday 22nd March 2020