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Our Takeover Day

On 21 November 2014, children from St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School took over the Wallace Collection. Find out what happened first hand from their very own Press Club!

The new team!

The new team!

On a Friday afternoon at the Wallace Collection spectators and members of public were greeted politely by the young curators who told us about the history of the Wallace Collection. These passionate creators have spent many months researching the most interesting facts about paintings, sculptures and people who lived there before it was a museum, such as Sir Richard Wallace and Lady Wallace. We were thoroughly impressed by their captivating presentation; it was truly gripping.
Reported by Alessandro Guglielmi and Topaz Scotland

 

Can we help you today?

Can we help you today?

Lots to do in the Shop!

Lots to do in the Shop!

Takeover Day – taking the hearts of the spectators! This Friday large crowds gathered at the Wallace Collection to witness a marvellous tour presented by St Vincent’s young curators. These miraculous children had practised their lines for months both at the Wallace Collection and at school.

They amazed the spectators with their witty performances and historical knowledge about sculptures, paintings and decorations. This magical moment was even captured by Emma Bensley from ‘Fun Kids radio’ (stay tuned for more news on the broadcast!)
Reported by Finbarr D’Arcy & Ruby Coffey

 

Finishing off a great tour in our new Great Gallery!

Finishing off a great tour in our new Great Gallery!

Takeover Day is a fantastic opportunity not only for the kids but for the Wallace Collection too!  Here’s a radio interview with Edwina Mileham, Education Officer: Community & Access Programme by Ashna Hurynag

We hope you’ve enjoyed this report into Takeover Day 2014, don’t worry if you missed it- we’ll be back for Takeover Day 2015!

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