Where the classroom and the museum are far apart, object-led teaching has to call on the everyday. But some of the most exciting learning opportunities can come straight out of the agility of ordinary objects and the imagination of extraordinary teachers.
The other day we went to the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, New Jersey, to spend an afternoon with their excellent docent team, looking carefully at a pretty motley selection of objects. We spent our time not with the stars of Montclair's outstanding collection of Native American artifacts but amongst its de-accessioned cast-offs, a mixture … Continue reading “Let’s talk art”
Sometimes it only takes one object for a visit to a museum to be remarkable. But you have to stop and look carefully.