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The Keeper Council

The Keeper Council is a free Roblox adventure for ages 7 to 11

Welcome to the Keeper Council – a magical crossroads where Keepers from all over the world assemble to hone their craft, borrow special collections and share all the latest Keeper goss.

But some of the Keepers need your help! Have you got what it takes to tackle their quests and rise through the ranks from Apprentice to High Keeper?

In this free Roblox adventure, you’ll learn about paintings and curate your own collection all while helping out at the Keeper Council. Along the way, you’ll explore the magical world of the Keepers, tackle keeper-inspired obbys and turn your very own Tycoon into a Grand Gallery!

Throughout the game, you'll be mentored by the Keeper of Paintings from the National Gallery, your guide to all things Keeper and painting related!

Suitable for ages 7-11 and launching online in Summer 2022.

This experience is only available on PC/Mac.

Please see the information about staying safe online, below.

Staying safe online

The Keeper Council: Tycoon and Obby contains no content which is likely to offend.

About Roblox

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If you have any concerns, there are guidelines on Parental Controls, Safeguarding, and Moderation on the Roblox website.

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NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-child-online-safety/ 

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/staying-safe-online/ 

The Keeper of Paintings and the Palette of Perception

Step into a hidden world of art and magic at the National Gallery in this new immersive app

The Keeper Council was commissioned by the National Gallery, London and StoryFutures, Royal Holloway, University of London as part of StoryFutures China, a research and development project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). StoryFutures China is led by Brunel Design School, Brunel University London.

 

 

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Special thanks to:

Members of the Children's Advisory Group, children from Christ Church CEP Academy Folkestone, and families who participated in the open call testing sessions in November 2021 and February 2022

Produced by:
Executive Producers: Lawrence Chiles (The National Gallery), James Bennett (StoryFutures, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Created by Arcade:
Simon Hobbs, Alex Book, Jon Meggitt, Olivia Hinkin, Daniëlle Verburg, Michelle Collier, James Harvey, Zach Thompson-Howley, Jagoda Wrobel

Project Management:
Kylie Bryant (StoryFutures, Royal Holloway), Olivia Hinkin (Arcade), Clementine Vaughan (The National Gallery)

The National Gallery Project Team:
Lawrence Chiles, Clementine Vaughan, Anne Mason, Maria Alambritis, Anne Fay, Caroline Smith, Emma Capron, Karen Eslea, Christine Riding, Larry Keith

StoryFutures China Project Team:
The Principal Investigator for StoryFutures China is Dr Vanja Garaj (Brunel Design School, Brunel University London). The research team includes Dr Christine Singer (Children’s Audience Researcher, Royal Holloway), Dr Lulu Yin (UX Researcher, Brunel Design School), Professor Jen Parker-Starbuck (Story Consultant, StoryFutures, Royal Holloway), Dr Marianna Rolbina (Business Networks Researcher, StoryFutures, Royal Holloway), Dr Youngok Choi (Co-Investigator, Brunel Design School), Olive Hou (Assistant Producer, Royal Holloway), Xunnan Li (The Creative Industries Policy Researcher, StoryFutures, Royal Holloway)