Expanding Impact

Get involved! Expanding Impact for The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition

The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell exhibition was successfully run at the Great North Museum: Hancock from 30 January to 3 May 2016. The exhibition has now been moved to the Kirkleatham Museum, in Redcar, where it will be on until the 1st of January 2017.

Evidence collected during the GNM exhibition has shown an exceptional degree of public satisfaction but a low degree of involvement of schools and of the younger public. The project aims at generating further impact, enhancing educational achievement and promoting lifelong learning among those groups that were not fully engaged by the GNM exhibition.

The Expanding Impact for The Extraordinary Gertrude Bell Exhibition project is open to schools and community groups in Redcar and the surrounding area and includes:

  • The creation of teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. These will be made available online here http://research.ncl.ac.uk/gertrudebell/schools/
  • Workshops for primary and for secondary school teachers, in late September 2016 and in January 2017
  • The setting up of the Gertrude Bell Exhibition Junior Board project (further details coming soon)
  • Events and exhibition visits for community groups.

If you wish to know more about this project, please send your enquiries to Dr Thea Ravasi, Newcastle University.

The project is funded by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University and is set up in collaboration with the Kirkleatham Musem in Recar.