Schools and teachers: art for secondary schools and colleges

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History offers a range of art focused resources and opportunities for visiting art groups. Booking is essential for all visiting groups including self-guided visits.

Art students  

General and tailored sketchbook introductions
If you bring a group to draw in the Museums, you may like to be welcomed with a 'Sketchbook Introduction'. An Education Officer will meet your group, give a brief introduction to the collections and building, show examples of artwork using museum sketchbooks, and give advice about the best techniques to use. Sketchbook introductions can be tailored to your theme, and last approximately 15-20 minutes.
Find more information on our Secondary School Art groups leaflet

Popular art themes include:
Bugs - textile and print designs
Skeletons -photography, analytical drawing and 3D workshops
Mammal and reptile patterns - for graphic work
The Museum of Natural History building - for art history and architectural drawings
Natural and Mechanical forms - visit the Museums of Natural History and of the History of Science
Animal and human display - visit the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers.

Current Exhibitions
Visit the Museum to see our current exhibitions. This year our exhibitions focus on insects providing visitors with artist interpretations of the natural world. These exhibitions form part of our Visions of Nature project.


Levon Biss: Microsculpture
From 27 May to 30 October
View museum insect specimens like never before with these beautifully-lit high magnification portraits. These large scale photographs allow visitors to see these animals in striking high-resolution detail.
Download Levon Biss information sheet

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