The world's first public museum, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, first opened its doors in 1683. A museum is essentially a building dedicated to the preservation and display of a collection of artefacts of artistic, social, scientific and historical importance. There are many types of museums and the most common are art museums, natural history museums and war museums.
This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to think of artefacts that they deem important and should be preserved for the future.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 6 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Colouring and writing pencils
In this activity, your child have an opportunity to learn about the basic history of museums and create their own museum.
It will help your child or student:
Learn to appreciate the cultural and social significance of preserving artefacts, information and stories for the next generation.
Improve his/her artistic and creative skills by designing, colouring and adding different ideas to create their own museum.
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How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out more about museums, their value to society and some of the more famous examples. Watch this animated history of museum video and why we have them!