"This gorgeous series makes a perfect gift for creative children." --Frances Morris, Director, Tate Modern Museum
"Visits to museums and galleries are life enhancing at any age, and ‘Take To Museums’ shows that it’s easy to start young!"--Nancy Ireson, Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
With its stylish design, zingy illustrations and handy size to pop in a bag, Take Me To Museums is a must-have accompaniment to every museum or gallery visit. The book is divided into five 'adventure' chapters. Every time children take a trip to a museum, a new adventure begins. On their journey around the gallery spaces they are encouraged to record their thoughts and draw what they see. Each chapter is unique – so on every visit they will discover something different. Packed with facts about museums all over the world, the book also includes a timeline of museum history and a glossary. To wrap it all up there’s a section for making notes and a page for comparing the five adventures.
Writer and illustrator Mary Richards is author of The Modern Art Journal (Tate Publishing), Splat: The Most Exciting Artists of All Time (Thames & Hudson) and co-author of ArtSongs, a set of songs about art and artists (with David Schweitzer) for Tate. Mary was Art Publisher at the Hayward Gallery and a Project Editor at Tate Publishing. She lives in London with four children, two cats and a large collection of Lego.
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Table of ContentsFirst section: All About This Book / Thinking About Museums
Museum Buildings / Who Works in a Museum? // Second section: Five "Adventure Chapters", each divided as follows: Getting Started / Pick a Work… / Who's in the Room? / The Space Around You / A Trip to Remember // Third section: Museum Timeline / Glossary / Certificate