Colleges and universities

College and university faculty, teaching fellows, and instructors are invited to explore the Center’s collections and develop object-based classes. Our collections can become a valuable resource for teaching.


Teaching with the Collections

The Center's curators and staff will collaborate with you to ensure a rewarding learning experience for your students and provide resources to prepare for your visit. While the collections reflect the development of British art and culture from the early modern period to the present, objects also speak to issues of immigration, colonization, and empire.


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My students LOVED these sessions and having time to quietly look at images before discussing—it let them see so much more.

— Naomi Levine, Assistant Professor in English, Yale University

University Teaching Workshops for Educators

These workshops are designed to help you develop strategies for incorporating works of art into lesson plans. You will learn how to engage students with works of art and ensure you meet your teaching goals. Examples include

  • inquiry-based teaching with objects
  • creating a lesson plan in the museum
  • weaving information into a conversation
  • facilitating difficult conversations
See upcoming workshops

Contact the Education department at | +1 203 432 2858