The extraordinary people, places, events and ideas of the Age of Revolution are a great stimulus for artworks, creative writing, film and performance.

We are working with schools and museums all over the country to create a set of tried-and-tested projects for you to try in your own classrooms. Why not try an animation for starters? Or join our Maker Revolution – submit a creative project idea of your own and receive up to £3000 to fund it.

Please check back here over the coming months to see what’s new.

But for now, why not use our Guide to using museum collections as creative starters or try some of our simple creative activities:

  • Jigsaws – cut up a revolutionary object or image and put it back together
  • Objects personified – using historical objects to fire imaginations…what if it could hear, smell, talk? What might it get up to in its spare time? What secrets might it tell us?
  • Green screening – students use a simple green screen app to transport themselves back in time to a revolutionary event
  • Revolutionary memes – use a simple app to put a modern-day twist on a historical object or image
  • Talking about a revolution – use a simple app to make an object or artwork speak – what might the Waterloo teeth have to say..?

Or simply try making your own Pussy hats