The Ure Museum’s active schools programme and our mascot ‘Sophie the Owl’ have developed resources and trails to make the collection accessible for children. Please find these resources on our Learn page and contact our Education Officer to discuss pedagogic research.
We are keen to adopt digital technologies as pedagogic aids, which is relevant to our Digital Humanities research. We have explored the use of drama, storyboards & animation—analog and digital—for teaching mythologies and other stories, in collaboration with Panoply.org.uk. Museum staff are currently exploring the value of 3D prints and photogrammetry in teaching and learning, as well as looking at how collections histories can be developed for use and incorporated into teaching and learning in the Museum and beyond. This relates to our Digital Humanities research.
The Museum’s archive documents the links our founder, Annie Dunman Hunt Ure, had to children’s education and publishing, which is an important an area of expansion for the Museum’s research. This is enabled through continuing collaboration with Reading’s Typography Department’s collections and the Children’s Collection, especially with regard to depictions of archaeology and ancient history for children. For more details on this area of research visit the Museum’s research blog Curiosi.