Mindful Museums

Share a Mindful Moment with Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shropshire Museums are launching a ‘mindful museums’ project and want you to take part. The museums team have produced a series of short videos offering listeners a mindful exploration of artworks and objects held in the collection of Shropshire Museums. The videos are accompanied by a restful audio track by artist & educator Lindsey Kennedy, which encourages listeners to ‘look, to breathe and to be curious’.

The first video of the series features a beautiful blue and white Caughley china tea pot. A selection of activity sheets to support each video have been produced to help viewers to get started with their own creative projects. The videos and activity sheets are available below.

The museums team are calling on artists, makers, creative writers, gardeners, families and tea enthusiasts to enjoy a relaxing moment studying the teapot and to share their creative response using the hashtag #mindfulmuseums #museumfromhome and tagging in @shrewsburymuseum @shrewsmuseum

Participants in the Arts Council ‘Arts Award’ scheme run by Shropshire Libraries can also access the videos and activity sheets to help them complete their award. LINK

Fay Bailey, Manager of Shropshire Museums said:
‘Being mindful of our mental health is vital during these stressful times. We hope Shropshire Museums’ Mindful Museums project can help is a small way by providing a moment of calm exploration of some of the wonderful objects cared for by Shropshire Museums’.

 

Watch the Roman Mirror video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Roman Mirror video on YouTube

Roman mirror – art extension worksheet

 

Watch the Caughley Teapot video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Caughley Teapot video on YouTube

Caughley teapot – art extension worksheet

 

Watch the Miller's Garden video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Miller’s Garden video on YouTube

The Miller’s Garden – art extension worksheet

 

Mallards and Pigeons video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Mallards and Pigeons video on YouTube

Mallards and Pigeons – art extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the House of Birds video on YouTube

House of Birds – art extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the English Bridge by Moonlight video on YouTube

English Bridge by Moonlight – art extension

 

Watch the Impression at Ellesmere video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Impression at Ellesmere video on YouTube

Impression at Ellesmere – art extension

 

Watch the John Napper self portrait video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the John Napper self portrait video on YouTube

John Napper Self Portrait – art extension

 

Watch the chainmail shirt video on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Chainmail shirt video on YouTube

Chainmail shirt – art extension

 

Watch the Edwardian children's boots YouTube video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the Edwardian children’s boots video on YouTube

Edwardian Boots – art extension