We are very excited to introduce the newest member of the Investigate Learning team – our fabulous mummification doll! Now your class can get hands on and practice embalming with our more realistic body, complete with viscera for them to carefully extract. We’ve researched and developed this new resource to ensure it gives as immersive and accurate an experience as possible.
We recently had the opportunity to spend time with visiting curator Mamdouh Farouk, Director at the Imhotep Museum in Egypt. He checked through our mummification workshop and confirmed we had all the details correct and gave us lots of new information to share with you too! It was a brilliant opportunity for our team to work with an expert.
Our doll was designed and hand crafted by the very talented Ros Lorimer of Pighill Archaeological Illustration, who we have worked with on some of our other learning resources. As well as creating the doll, she has designed a beautifully decorated cover which draws inspiration from real Ancient Egyptian tomb images. The illustrations show elements of agricultural life and food production as well as funerary scenes, providing a wealth of talking points for budding Egyptologists.
We can’t wait to share these new resources with you and your class! Book now.Read More
We have combined our offers for older students into one leaflet so that you can easily see the full range for History and Art examination courses or case studies. We are excited to be welcoming students for their activities this summer term!
The Investigate Learning team are excited to be part of the Wild Escape project this year. We will be hosting school groups, community groups, family events and an Earth Day extravaganza at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
Watch this space for more information as we release our events!!
The Wild Escape is a major new project led by Art Fund uniting hundreds of museums with schools and families in a celebration of UK wildlife and creativity.
Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat.
The pictures and stories children create will be brought together in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in venues across the UK on Earth Day 2023.
The Wild Escape is led by Art Fund alongside hundreds of museums, artists and environmentalists, in partnership with WWF, the RSPB, National Trust and English Heritage.
The Wild Escape is made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.
The Wild Escape is inspired by Wild Isles, a landmark BBC series exploring the flora and fauna of the UK.
The Wild Escape is made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund and a group of generous individuals and trusts.Read More
We are excited to launch our new Fusion energy animation and are lucky to have Hannah Brown as a member of our learning team. Her animation brings to life this current environmental topic and encourages us to ponder both the past and the future! We even have a Tokamak physicist speaking on the film – very inspiring!
We are linking to our prehistoric gold artefacts on site and from November 10th to February 20th we also have the British Museum Spotlight loan exhibition Gathering Light: a Bronze Age golden sun. We are going all bling and showing off the amazing Shropshire Sun Pendant!
Our prehistory workshops will include a tour of the exhibition but we thought we’d showcase the importance of the sun in this new Power of the Sun learning resource.
Science teachers (primary and secondary) will find this free resource a great introduction to this physics topic too.
We hope you enjoy it.Read More
See beneath the city and journey back to Roman Lincoln. We unveiled the seven sites of Hidden Lindum Colonia last week as part of our Festival of Archaeology: Exploring local Places.
Take your students on an interactive trail of Lindum Colonia. Follow the map and explore the hidden city between The Collection Museum and Lincoln Castle.
The trail starting point is the Roman villa that was underneath The Collection Museum!Read More
With all the restrictions imposed upon us as a result of the pandemic, sadly we are not able run our wonderful Poppy Remembrance workshops this year with the fabulously talented Ruth Pigott. However after speaking to both Ruth and the celebrated poet Ash Dickinson, who many schools have worked with before, we have put together both a KS1 and KS2 workshop which are available on our Aviation Section of the Investigate website
STANLEY AND THE PURPLE POPPIES
Head over and meet Stanley, Ruth Pigott’s adorable puppet dog, who will tell you all about the bravery of animals during times of conflict and make your own Stanley puppet!
LEST WE FORGET…
Meet inspirational poet Ash Dickinson and get some tips on how to write and enjoy poetry. Ash has recorded a very special video poetry workshop which will help you to reflect on the sacrifices made for us during wartime to be able to live the lives we do todayRead More
Aviation Learning have just launched a series of new learning resources all based around WW2
Do you know how many sweets you would be able to have on a week’s ration? What might you use to make cakes with instead of sugar? How to make your own plant pot and grow your own vegetables?
Find out the answers to these and many more by looking out for our new WW2 worksheets in the Aviation Learning resources section.Read More
Learning Experiences at our sites
We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome you all back for our learning workshops and guided learning sessions at the Lincoln heritage sites (Lincoln Castle, The Collection and Museum of Lincolnshire Life).
Over the summer we will be finalising our plans for this in order to ensure your safety.
Keep an eye on our website for updates.
Investigate Learning have recently become an Arts Award centre and we are busy planning our new offers. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support your pupils in gaining their Arts Awards.
As an Artsmark Partner we work with many schools and colleges to support their creative arts journey.
Museums and Schools Aviation Learning Project
Our Aviation learning team continue to offer their exciting range of workshops across the Aviation sites of Lincolnshire. Schools will be invited to join in with both digital and onsite activities, as well as offering the Discover at Home Arts Award.
Outreach Loans Kits – Investigate Learning on Tour
Our loans kits are available in September (new T & Cs for Covid-19) and we will also be launching some new ones in the Autumn. These will focus upon interpretation skills and designing your own exhibitions.
These larger kits are based upon topics such as Prehistory, Early Medieval and Creative Arts (four new Arts kits).
Look out for the launch in the Autumn!
Our digital learning resources from lockdown are available on the site websites below. We are looking to further develop our digital offer and would be interested to hear from you regarding the areas you would like us to support and focus upon where we can. This could lead to the development of project packs for gallery tours and Arts awards or something else…
We are open to ideas for the development of our digital support activities linked our sites and collections! Let us know how we might help.Read More
The Investigate learning team have been reformatting all of their outreach kits and will have four new Creative Arts kits – with canvases and other arts artefacts alongside the history kits.
One of the new Creative Arts kits being developed for the Autumn will have a Lincoln theme and this learning resource invites you to have a go at landscape drawing/painting.
Here we have Turner’s watercolour painting from our collection to inspire you to get creative! We will be launching the new offer over the summer so watch this space!
Thank you to The Mighty Creatives for their help and support for this new project.Read More