Lower Fifth Art Visit to the Lapworth Museum

On Tuesday 26th of June, the Lower 5th Art class went Lapworth Museum of Geology. We arrived an hour before the museum opened, and had the privilege of being able to walk round the museum without anybody else present.

On Tuesday 26th of June, the Lower 5th Art class went Lapworth Museum of Geology. We arrived an hour before the museum opened, and had the privilege of being able to walk round the museum without anybody else present. Our task was to take photos of the fossils, rocks and shells that we found interesting, as these would later serve as primary sources for our new art project on the theme of time. For the second half of the day we sat down with primary sources in front of us (some of which were quite valuable, for example a Tasmanian devil skull!) and drew them in our sketchbooks. During the afternoon, we also had the opportunity to visit the archives in the museum to take more photos. The Museum houses around 250,000 objects, only 1% of which are on display in the main museum space, so this was a great privilege. My favourite item in the stores was an actual megalodon tooth (a megalodon is a prehistoric shark that is now extinct – basically a Great White Shark that could reach up to 31 metres in size). Overall the day was really interesting and a great opportunity to gather ideas and sources for our new art project.

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