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Objects in focus: Teachers’ Resources reaching beyond the museum walls. Introduction to Jewish Museum London. 1932 Woburn House. 1983-1995 London Museum of Jewish Life. 1995-2007 Albert Street. Jewish Museum London Learning Team. 2010 Museums merge, reopen in Camden.

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objects in focus teachers resources reaching beyond the museum walls
Objects in focus: Teachers’ Resources

reaching beyond the museum walls

introduction to jewish museum london
Introduction to Jewish Museum London

1932

Woburn House

1983-1995

London Museum of Jewish Life

1995-2007

Albert Street

Jewish Museum London Learning Team

2010 museums merge reopen in camden
2010 Museums merge, reopen in Camden

Judaism: A Living Faith

History: A British Story

Jewish Museum London Learning Team

arts council england museums and schools partnership programme
Arts Council England. Museums and Schools Partnership Programme
  • National project across 10 regions.
  • Responding to Henley Review.
  • Aim for the visits is to spark young people's curiosity and encourage a lifelong passion for culture and learning.
  • Jewish Museum brief was to welcome 5000 students on 3 visits to the museum. 15,000 visits in total.
  • Develop ‘downloadable resources from the website and offer the opportunity for hundreds of schools to engage with the programme’.

Jewish Museum London Learning Team

brief for objects in focus
Brief for Objects in Focus
  • Further study options to support existing workshops.
  • Downloadable resources to support First World War workshop.
  • Enable the Museum to extend engagement with wider audiences.
  • Develop ideas that prepare, embed and extend the museum visit in a concrete and meaningful way either pre or post visit.

Jewish Museum London Learning Team

the aims of objects in focus
The Aims of Objects in Focus
  • To create a online platform that enables teachers and students to interact with beautiful and unique items from the museum’s collections.
  • To create a valuable pre and post visit extension resource for teachers.
  • To support teachers in teaching religious studies, East End history and Holocaust studies and to create cross-curricular links to enable multiple department collaboration.

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

design concept
Design Concept

Design used the ACE Quality Principles as a framework

  • Designed to be used primarily in the classroom
  • Visually engaging and easy to navigate
  • Ease of Maintenance

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

timeline and budget
Timeline and Budget

Budget of £5000, excluding staff time

ACE project begins

Objects in Focus begins

Budget signed off

Objects in Focus goes live

Shortlisted for M&H award

Fran recruited

March 2014

March 31st 2013

February 2013

January 2013

October 2013

November 2012

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

starting a hierarchy of information
Starting a Hierarchy of Information

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

building a template
Building a Template

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

choosing the objects
Choosing the Objects

Many of these were not used.

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

next stages
Next stages
  • Review the objects displayed and respond to student/teacher evaluation and curriculum changes
  • Increase the number of Digital Takeaways
  • To test feasibility of adding audio layer

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

evaluation
Evaluation
  • Google Analytics
    • First 3 months 3833 page views
    • Most viewed page was Kinder baby doll
  • Student Response – what we discovered
    • Most viewed page was Kinder baby doll
    • We were intrigued that students wanted to see video interpretation exploring how objects were made or used
    • Students enjoyed the objects that showed more than one image of the object
    • The majority of the students wished to have interpretation of the objects by museum staff.
objects in focus teachers resources
Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

http://www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/objects-in-focus

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources

questions
Questions
  • Tali Krikler
  • Frances Jeens

Objects in Focus: Teachers’ Resources