Art Resource Packs

Click on the images below to download resource packs for art students and teachers on a variety of themes. They  offer teachers' notes, contextual information to help students annotate their sketchbooks, a map of key objects, and a sketchbook page showing what can be achieved from a Museum visit.

The Pitt Rivers Museum Art Handbook (link opens in new window) also makes great suggestions for using the museum as an art resource for secondary and post-16 students, which applies well to all of our museums.

Theme Venues and Pack descriptions Download (pdf)
Tips for Teachers

Pitt Rivers Museum

Advice for art teachers on what to do before, during and after a visit. 

 Tips for teachers at the Pitt Rivers Museum
Museum Sketch Sheet 

Pitt Rivers Museum

A single folded activity sheet for KS3 artists, designed to support a general visit.  The ideas are easily adapted to other museum visits.

 
Analytical Drawing 

University Museum of Natural History and the Museum of the History of Science

This resource supports a twin museum visit for KS3/4 pupils 

 Analytical drawing resources pack
Body Arts

Pitt Rivers Museum

Exploring some ways in which different cultures have modified and decorated the body. The pack includes example sketchbook, map, introduction and contextual information sheets.

 body arts resource pack
Bugs 

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

The pack includes example sketchbook, map, introduction and information sheets.

 
Haida NW Canada 

Pitt Rivers Museum

This pack includes links to websites featuring contemporary Haida artists.

 
Marking Time

Museum of the History of Science

Exploring different ways in which cultures have marked the passage of time.

 Marking Time
 Masks

Pitt Rivers Museum

The pack includes example sketchbook, map, introduction and information sheets.

Masks 
 Philosophers cabinet

Museum of the History of Science

Looking at unusual scientific novelties collected by early natural scientists.

 Philosophers cabinet
Portraits

The Ashmolean

Introducing some portraits from the Ashmolean Museum collection. The pack includes an example sketchbook, notes and an activity sheet.

 Portraits
 Pots

Pitt Rivers Museum

Exploring the Museum's wide collection of pots. The pack includes sketchbook, map, introduction and information sheets. 

 Pots
 Skeletons

Museum of Natural History

A workbook comprising a trail, an example sketchbook and notes for annotation on the theme of skeletons.

 Skeletons
Weapons

Pitt Rivers Museum

A Museum map showing key objects, contextual information and an example sketchbook page based around the Museum's collection of arms and armour.

 Weapons