The Wallace Collection


Five eLearning modules for pupils and teachers have been created by the Wallace Collection in partnership with our four regional partner museums:

The Bowes Museum in County Durham, Compton Verney in Warwickshire, The Holburne Museum of Art in Bath and Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury.

These modules have been designed specifically for use by school children and teachers and they enable more people throughout the country (and the world) to access the Network's collections in a constructive and educational way. The modules can be used on their own or to support on-the-ground projects run at the museums.

Find out more about our 5 eLearning modules for schools.

Talking Objects for Teachers and Pupils at KS3 and 4

Talking Objects allows pupils to reflect on how we perceive the past through the objects that have been left behind. Looking at themes relating to citizenship, such as growing up, conflict, worship and showing off, pupils will gain skills in interpreting what objects and works of art tell us about people in the past and will enable them to apply these skills to examine their world around them and consider their sense of identity.

Material World for Teachers Pupils at KS1 and 2

A number of themes look at the different types of materials used to create the objects held in the 5 museum collections. The module will enable pupils to discover the processes artists went through to turn raw materials into priceless works of art and find out where the artists sourced these materials from. Pupils will be able to explore materials and their properties through exciting interactives.

Portraits and Portraiture for Teachers and Pupils at KS1 and 2

This module contains in-depth information about portraits and key figures in the world of portrait painting. Portraiture is discussed through themes, such as Pose, Expression, Clothing and Materials, and large printable images are available of all portraits featured on the site. Children can enjoy learning about portraiture through stimulating and thought-provoking interactive activities

Greek and Roman Myths for Pupils at KS1 and 2

Images and objects depicting mythological tales and characters are combined in this module to help children learn about myths and how they are portrayed. Pupils can follow interactive trails guided by Apollo, Cupid, Helen of Troy and Mercury or they can learn about individual works of art in the gallery. This module is ideal for topic work on Greeks or Romans and provides ideas for art and literacy activities and class discussion.

Landscapes in Art for Pupils at KS3 and 4

Designed specifically for older children, this module focuses on themes surrounding landscapes in art, such as light, place, composition and perspective. Pupils can learn about the development of landscape in art and can study the different themes or learn about individual artists and their work. Landscapes in Art includes on-line activities through which pupils can gain a greater historical and practical understanding of landscapes and provides ideas for discussions and activities away from the computer.

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The National Museums Online Learning Project

(NMOLP) was a government-funded project to develop an e-learning resource for students, teachers, and lifelong learners. Nine museums and galleries including the National Gallery, the Natural History Museum and the Imperial War Museum have been working together to produce a series of themed WebQuests linked to the curriculum. There are over 100 WebQuests covering a variety of curriculum areas including Art and Design, Design and Technology, English, History, Mathematics and Science. These will give access to thousands of photographs, paintings and objects held in the museums and galleries, some of which are not normally available to the public.

WebQuests from NMOLP are designed to provide teachers with:

  • Flexible enquiry-based ICT activities with a personalised approach to learning
  • Creative tasks designed to promote critical thinking skills
  • A range of cross-curricular topics across the Key Stages and subject areas
  • Inclusive activities suitable for EAL and learners with poor literacy skills

WebQuests encourage learners to:

Ask their own questions and conduct their own enquiries.

  • Research and evaluate sources of information.
  • Make links between different areas of the curriculum.
  • Acquire web and media literacy skills.
  • Communicate and present their ideas

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