Many of our projects encourage participants, especially young people, to take the lead. We want to hear what they think and feel. We want to bring art, people and ideas together to shape and develop what gallery learning means and looks like.
Drawing on Feedback (2010)
A programme being run by PhD student Julian Hartley as part of his research practice at the Centre for Museology, University of Manchester
Learning Manifesto (2009)
The Learning team and a range of other educators developed this provocative, playful and aspirational manifesto outlining the key elements of learning at the Whitworth.
Textile Trail (2009)
Peer-led interpretation of the textile collection. Gallery-based trail researched, written, designed and illustrated by Year 5 pupils from Didsbury CE Primary School Manchester - downloadable for use by other primary-aged children in the gallery.
Guide to Children's Drawings (2008)
This guide was written by Wanda Stanley, an experienced educationalist and Esme Ward, Head of Learning, to accompany the exhibition Neverland: Rediscovering Child Art.
Contemporary textile handling collection jointly developed by Learning team, textile curators and conservators, artists, designers and tutors from colleges and universities in Manchester. Includes images, interviews with artists and ideas for engaging with collections.
Evaluation report : Kaospilots Rotterdam developed gallery-based programme to encourage co-learning and collaboration with Creative and Media Diploma Students from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School Manchester.
Blake TV (2008)
Series of podcasts with unexpected people who have been influenced by William Blake (such as Glastonbury Festival organiser/founder Michael Eavis and musician Julian Cope) - filmed, animated and edited by young people, to accompany the exhibition Blake's Shadow. Blake TV is a production (mintsource is the Whitworth's Young People's Programme).