Clore Award for Museum Learning

Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have won the inaugural £10,000 Clore Award for Museum Learning for its project with local primary schools. clore

"The winning project is called 'Making Museums'. Many things 'make museums' but one of them is inspirational staff and we would like to pay tribute to the education officers and their colleagues in both museums for their energy and creativity that made this the winning entry."
Mike O'Hanlon, Director, Pitt Rivers Museum and Sue Iversen, Acting Director, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Making Museumsʼ is an innovative project that uses object-based learning to encourage every child to succeed in a positive learning environment. The children track what happens to a museum object, from acquisition to display, before finally making a cloremuseum in their own classroom. This sustainable project began in 2003 and has grown over the past few years. In 2009 and 2010 nearly 1200 year six children from 11 primary schools in Blackbird Leys, Greater Leys, Rose Hill, Littlemore, Cowley, Barton, Wood Farm and Headington took part in the project.

The award was announced at last nights prestigious Art Fund Prize event at Tate Britain, London where The British Museum was crowned 'Museum of the Year'.

More information about the Art Fund Clore Award can be found at:
http://www.artfundprize.org.uk/clore-award/winner.php