Learning from Home

 

Since the temporary closure of the Museums on 17 March 2020 due to Covid-19 outbreak (read the full statement), we have been busy creating a range of online resources and activities to support parents teaching from home, teachers teaching remotely and all our adult visitors.

Discover more about Frederic Leighton, his magical house and Victorian art and culture. Explore arts and crafts, stories, film content, tours, quizzes and games, tutorials, and opportunities to find out more direct with our museum team with our Ask a Question days.

We announce new materials and activities every week on social media so don't forget to follow us and share your creations online!

 

Create and Make

Create and Make

Our Create and Make activity sheets explore famous artworks in Leighton House and encourage everyone to get creative. 

You will need art materials and ideally access to the internet for research and a printer if you want to keep the booklet.

 

CREATE AND MAKE I: CLYTIE

Download the activity sheet (Clytie)

Watch the Story of Clytie by storyteller Vanessa Woolf

 

CREATE AND MAKE II: ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE

Download the activity sheet (Orpheus and Eurydice)

Watch the Story of Orpheus and Eurydice by storyteller Vanessa Woolf

 

CREATE AND MAKE III: ECHO AND NARCISSUS

Download the activity sheet (Echo and Narcissus)

Watch the Story of Echo and Narcissus by storyteller Vanessa Woolf

 

CREATE AND MAKE IV: ICARUS AND DAEDALUS

Download the activity sheet (Icarus and Daedalus)

Watch the Story of Icarus and Daedalus by storyteller Vanessa Woolf

 

CREATE AND MAKE V: CLYTEMNESTRA

Download the activity sheet (Clytemnestra)

Watch the Story of Clytemnestra by storyteller Vanessa Woolf on YouTube

 

 

Meet Lord Leighton

activity sheet

Have fun colouring in and dressing Lord Leighton’s figure with a variety of detachable outfits and accessories to suit his role of Victorian artist, traveller and socialite.

You will need A3 paper (ideally paperboard), colouring pencils or paints, scissors and access to a printer.

Download the activity sheet here (Lord Leighton)

Further resources are available on the Meet Lord Leighton resources page

 

Explore our Collections

THE ARAB HALL INSCRIPTIONS

This new research sheds new light into the inscriptions found in Leighton's Arab Hall and present fascinating insights into the meaning of the poems and Quran quotations featured in his stunning collection of tiles. Findings also suggest Leighton's aesthetic aspirations when designing the arrangement of the tiles on the walls, dismissing some of the rules of Arabic calligraphy to favour elements like symmetry or harmony in the colour scheme.

 

The research has been conducted by Souad Mohamad from the Al Manaar Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre with the help from the Al Manaar Women’s group. The group visited the museum as part of our Community Access Scheme, and became interested in deciphering the Arabic writings and make the translations available to others visiting the Arab Hall.

Download the Arab Hall Inscriptions booklet

Arab Hall

 

The Community Access Scheme is a programme for adult and family community voluntary groups / charities, informal education or wellbeing support providers based local to Leighton House Museum. We are particularly interested in engaging with groups that do not visit museums regularly but could benefit from this new programme through access to our permanent collection, stories and historical spaces in a way that is meaningful and relevant to the groups.

To find out more about the scheme please contact our Community Engagement Officer, Jana Haragalova on jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk

 

 

Our programme of online resources is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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