Art and design

Art groups can take advantage of a 'Sketchbook Introduction' to the Museum. An education officer will meet your group, give a brief introduction to the collections and building, show examples of artwork using Museum sketchbooks, and give advice about the best techniques to use. Sketchbook introductions can be tailored to your theme, and last approximately 15–20 minutes. Suitable for Key Stage 3-5.
Booking is essential.

Digital sketchbooks

These annotated sketchbooks offer inspiration for students and school groups sketching in the Museum

Popular art themes

  • Bugs: textile and print designs 
  • Skeletons: photography, analytical drawing and 3D workshops 
  • Mammal and reptile patterns: graphic work
  • Museum building: for art history and architectural drawings
  • Natural and mechanical forms: also visit the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science
  • Animal and human display: also visit the Pitt Rivers Museum
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