Student Opportunities at Whitworth Art Gallery: Knowledge Series, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students

 We are looking for students who are interested in the following opportunity:
 
Knowledge Series Tours, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students
TRAINING DAY: MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY, 10-2PM, Whitworth Art Gallery- meet in reception
 
At Whitworth Art Gallery, we are looking for 10-12 students who would be interested in being trained to:
* Deliver Knowledge Series Tours
The Knowledge Series is a programme of exhibition tours by undergraduate/postgraduate students for Secondary and Post-16 students. Students working on Knowledge Series Programme will gain professional insights and tips on giving tours of exhibitions and will be able personalise their tour and interpretation of the exhibition for groups of Secondary and Post-16 students.
* Deliver Tactile Textile Resource sessions
Tactile Textile Resources are our contemporary textiles handling collections that have been designed with Post-16 students in mind. Students will be trained on how to use Tactile Textile Resources with Post-16 students, learn about Textile Conservation techniques and also have the opportunity to research the artists and talk about their work in relation to your interests and the Whitworth’s collections.
* Deliver session around the Themed Collection Boxes.
The Whitworth will be piloting sessions using Collection Boxes that are currently being curated. These will be A2 boxes that will have a selection of 2D works (mainly prints) from the Whitworth’s collection on a particular theme, including: Identity, Industry and Urban Life, Animals, Colour and Shape. You will have the opportunity to interpret and talk about these works in sessions with Secondary and Post-16 students.
TRAINING DAY: MONDAY 18TH FEBRUARY, 10-2PM, Whitworth Art Gallery- meet in reception
If you are interested in being involved please could you email me:
* what course you are studying
* if you can attend the full training day
* Why you would value this opportunity and what you would like to achieve from the experience (50-100 words)
Deadline: Wednesday 13th February
Save the date: THURSDAY 7TH MARCH Launch of TACTILE TOO at Whitworth Art Gallery- time to be confirmed. TACTILE TOO is a contemporary textiles handling resource, showcasing the work of emerging Northwest textile makers.
Knowledge Series Tours
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  1. naomiblairkashiwagi says:

    Reblogged this on Learning @ Whitworth and commented:
    Student Opportunities at Whitworth Art Gallery: Knowledge Series, Tactile Textile Resources and Collections Boxes Training for students.

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