Museums and Schools

A New Direction supported the London delivery of the National Department for Education & Arts Council England funded Museums & Schools programme

This programme encourages school visits to museums and participation in Arts Award Discover.

To find out the challenges faced by museums, A New Direction set up a pan-London Museums and Heritage Learning Group and worked with them on the development of the programme. They concluded that to successfully deliver Arts Award in museums there need to be more museums-focussed resources. They then worked with A New Direction to consult and co-design a new Arts Award Discover resource tailored to suit any museum, heritage or gallery space.

The resource has been piloted with five museums and eight schools, and is now available to download below. We invite schools and museums from across London to connect with each other through the programme to deliver Arts Award Discover.

Download the resource

The Museums and Schools resource can be used for family visits and schools sessions to allow visiting children to achieve Arts Award Discover.

Click here to download the resource

Click here to find out more about the development of the programme and our work with the Museums and Heritage Learning Group.