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Key Stage 3-4 & Welsh Baccalaureate

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

National Museum Cardiff

Leonardo da Vinci, The skeleton, c.1510-11 RCIN 919012r, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Leonardo da Vinci, Studies of an infant, c.1504-8 RCIN 912562, Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018

Self-Guided Visit

To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.

The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany - as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point.

The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works. In February 2019, a total of 144 of Leonardo’s exquisite drawings will be on show in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK, including National Museum Cardiff. These exhibitions will be followed by major displays at The Queen’s Galleries in Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh.

Phone (029) 2057 3240 to book your tickets.

Groups 16 years and under FREE / £5 adults / £4 concessions

Teachers and group leaders accompanying a group are free.

Dates: 1 February–6 May 2019

Art - Artes Mundi

National Museum Cardiff

During the session you will choose the work of one of the artists in the exhibition. You'll spend time working out the themes you think they are addressing in their work and plan your own artwork which expresses your view of the same themes.

Duration: 1 hour
Dates: 6 November 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
Cost: Led by Museum staff – free of charge.

Curriculum

Art and Design
 

Art

National Museum Cardiff

Students will be led through the process of looking at and analysing an art work, through a study of 4 artworks. Choose from the following themes - Portraits, Welsh landscape, Impressionism, Modern

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Evidence for Evolution

National Museum Cardiff

Students can use the Museum’s collections to find evidence for evolution, through exploring fossils, the pentadactyle limb, comparative anatomy and the tree of life.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).

Museum Science

National Museum Cardiff

In this session pupils will explore the chemical reactions that take place in the Museum and how and why we try to prevent them

 

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Led by Museum staff - £40 for up to 15 pupils, £60 for up to 35. Free for some schools (see booking information).
Free Self-led

Adaptation, Variation and Classification

National Museum Cardiff

Use these activity sheets to focus your visit to the Natural History and Evolution of Wales galleries.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Biodiversity & Human Impacts: Protecting the Environment

National Museum Cardiff
Protecting the Environment

Explore different human effects on the environment. Consider the wider impacts, what can be done to help and give opinions.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.
Free Self-led

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Museum Cardiff

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a challenge document for your assessed piece of work, along with a trial challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for their project.

To help you experience business and the world of work you should work together with others in a team of 3-6 members and use skills and knowledge you have developed from researching Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to design and develop an innovative product based on the collections at the museums. The product must be cost-effective, innovative and suitable for sale in the Amgueddfa Cymru shops.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

https://museum.wales/blog/2018-08-15/Slincosor-and-Big-Pit-Bingo/

Cost: Free of charge as is a self-led session.

Curriculum

Welsh Baccalaureate Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Enterprise and Employability Challenge - Product

Free In school

Global Citizenship - Welsh Baccalaureate

National Museum Cardiff

Key Stage 4 - National / Foundation

Here are activities and resources created by Ross Thomas and Amgueddfa Cymru to support you in delivering the coursework requirements for the new Welsh Baccalaureate 2015.

The resources consist of a mini challenge which can help students prepare and develop skills for the Global Citizenship Challenge.  They comprise of an introduction, a source pack and activities.

Additional workshops to support your study are available. Please contact us for more details. Some workshops may be subject to charging.

Cost: For use in school - free of charge.
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