My Home is my Museum
As we all know, museums and galleries across the country have been closed. National Museums Liverpool would like to turn this into an opportunity for you (the children across the country being home schooled) to consider how exhibitions are put together. Imagine creating your own exhibition or gallery of artworks inspired by you! What would you like people to know about you? What are the important things in your home that are close to your heart? Who might you paint a picture of? Toys, special outfits, holiday souvenirs and much-loved teddy bears are some of the many things you might wish to include as objects are artworks.
Here's what you need to do this week:
- Create a list of up to 10 objects that would be in an exhibition about you - write a short description about each one saying why you think they should be part of your display.
- Create your own art gallery - draw, paint or make up to 10 of your very own artistic creations that represent the objects or people that are important to you. Write a short explanation of why you chose them.
- Name your exhibition - keep it simple by naming it after you, or be more inventive!
- Design a poster - every great exhibition has a brilliant poster to go with it, to entice visitors to come and see it. Design something eye-catching!
If you and your parents wish to enter the national competition, then you can:
- Create a promotional video - ask your mum, dad, carer or guardian to help you take a video to promote your exhibition and what it’s all about. It should be up to 60 seconds long. Ensure it is filmed in landscape mode on a smartphone, and then shared on the National Museums Liverpool social media accounts for everyone to see, using the hashtag #MyHomeIsMyMuseum
- REMEMBER there are important e-safety considerations with sharing things online. You DO NOT need to share the video and can create the exhibition purely for your class teacher and to think about how exhibitions are created around a central theme.
- There is no expectation from your teachers that you will enter the competition. We just wanted to make you aware of it in case anyone was particularly enthusiastic and wanted to.
Enjoy creating your own exhibition or art gallery! We look forward to seeing the objects you choose.