Animation can be a fantastic tool for learning and participation in arts and heritage. We’re excited to be partnering with a number of museums to extend our work in digital engagement in the heritage sector. Here’s what we’ve got in the diary…

Peace, Parliament and Protest
Egham Museum
Saturday 17th November 2018

An artist-led animation workshop to capture local stories relating to the work conducted by women during World War One.

Stories will include the Egham post woman, the local munitions factory, Knitting for Tommy, and will be in the style of their ‘Suffrage Moves’ video created with young people and families as part of The Big Draw:.

The event will be hosted during Parliament Week and will form part of a Peace, Parliament and Protest event for young people from local uniformed groups (including Girl Guides, Scouts, Army Cadets, Navy Cadets). The aim is to engage the next generation with the end of World War One as well as the fight for women’s suffrage.

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Museum Skills: An Introduction to Animation
The New Room, Bristol
Tuesday 27th November 2018 / 10am-4pm

How can you embed animation participation within your venue?

Lauren Orme, independent animator and Director of Cardiff Animation Festival, will lead you through some engaging examples of animation activity, from stop motion to AR.

Try your hand at the sample activities (developed as part of Anim18), and access free resources for delivering your own workshops.

Attendance limited to museums in the South West. Please contact Sarah Madden at SWMDP for details


Animating Histories – Museum Animation Workshop
National Football Museum, Manchester
Tuesday 13th November & Thursday 22nd November (10am – 12pm)
Cost: Free

In partnership with the National Football Museum, learn how to incorporate stop-motion animation into your museum learning sessions with this Animating Histories staff training workshop.

The purpose of this free CPD session is to explore how museum facilitators and interpreters can introduce animation to their schools and public programming offer. Using innovative techniques and simple technology, stop-motion animation can further encourage your participants to interact with museum artefacts, create imaginative narratives and build a better understanding of the stories behind museum collections.

The session will take place on Level 4 of the museum. Each session has a capacity of 15 places so booking your place in advance is essential.

Email to book or find out more information.