Writing for Museums


English: write clearly, accurately and coherently, writing for a variety of purposes and audiences across a range of contexts, selecting and organising ideas, facts and key points, and citing evidence, details and quotation effectively and pertinently for support and emphasis, make notes, draft and write, including using information provided by others [e.g. writing a letter from key points provided; drawing on and using information from a presentation], revise, edit and proof-read

In this session:

  • Learn how to write text for Museum exhibitions and displays with a range of purposes; give information, tell a story or help to emotionally connect to a theme or experience
  • Create a “way in” to looking at and understanding an object, place, time or person, that causes a visitor to stop, think and then leave wanting to know more
  • Techniques and approaches for writing Museum texts such as object labels and concept labels and uses this process as an opportunity to practically explore writing engaging and informative text, editing research and information, focusing on key messages and exploring how tone and voice can appeal to and engage different audiences

This session uses themes and information connected to Byron and his life as a starting point and can be combined with a Byron focused tour of Newstead Abbey to make this into a full day. Out Tours are led by an experienced guide, where pupils can see and experience how we bring to life the stories, objects and places pertinent to the life of Lord Byron, here at Newstead Abbey.

Session Duration: 1.5 hours | 10.30am–12.00pm or 1.00pm – 2.30pm.
Cost: £5 per pupil

Full day with Tour : 4 hours | 10.30am- 2.30pm.
Cost: £9 per pupil

Key Stage: 4/5


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