Blessed William Howard

The Painsley Catholic Academy was established in 2012. We are the largest Catholic multi-academy company in the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

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Art Students visit Leading London Museums

A group of year 10 Art students travelled to London  to visit both the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum as part of their GCSE Art studies. 

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The museum holds many of the UK's national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Our students walked around the gallery and were able to see these works of art in person and document these ready to present their findings through their sketchbooks. While in London students also visited the Natural History Museum to photograph the different collections of objects exhibited here. This museum is a world-class visitor attraction and research centre, specialising in the natural world. The museum holds more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years, a perfect opportunity for the students to photograph the unusual animals and objects on display. 

This was a fantastic day out and a great experience for our Art students, we look forward to showcasing some of their responses to the visit.