Public engagement opportunities with Art UK

Barber Lecture Theatre
Wednesday 21 November 2018 (14:00-16:00)

Elizabeth L'Estrange

  • Research seminar series 2018-19

Art UK is the online home for 200,000 oil paintings in British collections; in 2018 170,000 sculptures will be added. Join Andrew Shore, Head of Content, and Laura Woodfield, Learning and Engagement Manager to find out more about how you can be involved with their projects to share ideas about art with the public – from blogging to podcasts, to taking sculpture into primary schools! This session is open to all students and staff in the College of Arts and Law; no need to register.

3-4pm, Barber Photograph Room

Workshop. A more in depth session working with Andrew and Laura to identify and explore specific public engagement projects. This session is open to staff and PhD students across the College of Arts and Law, and is limited to 20 places. It builds on the previous 2-3pm session, and participants should attend both. Please register by emailing Kate Nichols ( by 14 November 2018, with a brief expression of interest.   

Further information

Art UK sculpture digitisation project: There is nationwide funding to run learning and engagement activities around sculpture. This includes a schools-oriented strand ‘Masterpieces in Schools’ (taking sculpture into schools), and a community-oriented strand, ‘Sculpture Around You’, with up to £2000 per project available to fund public engagement activities with sculpture (either public sculpture or collections).

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

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