Students collaborate with the Victoria & Albert Museum

Inspired by the Victoria & Albert Museum’s exhibition Engineering The World, CDT-ACM students were invited to develop education resources to be used by secondary school teachers during their visit to the exhibition and as supporting follow-up material in schools.

The exhibition was part of the V&A’s engineering season and focussed on the work of Ove Arup, his life, philosophy, achievements and legacy. Students worked together with the curatorial and education departments to develop an understanding of the exhibit and its context in the wider museum, and to gain an understanding of the types of visit/activities and approaches typically utilised. The students then worked in pairs to develop ideas and worksheet activities.

The resource pack has been very popular and so far has been downloaded over 500 times, The CDT students very much enjoyed taking part in the project, and it is hoped that further collaborations will take place in the future.

To find out more about the exhibition and to see the resources created by the students, please click here