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Take One

How can a painting or an object ignite young people's imagination? How can we inspire a love of learning through our nation's collections?
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Take One

Take One...

Museums, galleries, archives and historic sites around the UK are now offering Take One programmes to make their collections accessible to young people for enquiry-based learning.

Each region has a champion – a museum that helps other institutions to set up their own Take One programme.

The principle of Take One is simple: to apply the model of the National Gallery Take One Picture programme within a local context. 

Get involved

Museums, galleries, archives and historic sites: read the Take One Museums Handbook then contact your regional champion.

Download the Handbook:

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Schools: Find your nearest participating museum, gallery, archive or historic site

Teacher's insight
Primary school teacher Kathryn Witts describes the benefits of Take One
0 mins 24 secs © Leeds Art Gallery, courtesy of photographer David Lindsay

Kathryn Witts: I’ve really enjoyed the inspirational and new creative ways of teaching the children and how an artefact can be used as a stimulus that can engage boys, girls and the most quietest of children within the classroom. So I've really enjoyed that aspect of it; a completely new way of learning and new way of teaching for me, and I'm hoping to spread it throughout the rest of the school.

Image above: Southroyd Primary School at Leeds Art Gallery

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