All programmes can be adapted to suit various requirements, needs, abilities and areas of interest. Programmes specific to the Ulster Museum include:
Every Picture Tells a Story
Using the Art and Photographic collections of National Museums Norther Ireland, this programme seeks to engage participants in looking at and discussing the visual arts. Delve into the stories behind the artworks, be an art critic for the day and make creative responses to what you see using art, drama, creative writing and more.
Live and Learn have compiled a special programme to mark the Centenary Celebrations of the building and launch of the Titanic. Explore the nuts and bolts of the shipbuilding industry, the context of Edwardian Belfast and the emigration stories of those on board. The programme can be adapted to include art, drama or creative writing.
For each session we choose a different aspect of the Museum’s collections and delve a little deeper. Take a journey to ancient Egypt exploring Takabuti’s story, get hands on with the Natural History collections or explore the industries of Edwardian Belfast, amongst many other topics. Even create your own bespoke tour of the Museum based on your favourite objects.
Live and Learn participants are often involved in creative activities. Former participants have produced art and craft work, exhibitions, films, tours and much more. Visit the Live and Learn Team’s Flickr page to view images of Live and Learn programmes and workshops.
Download the Women’s History Tour of the Ulster Museum complied by the Synergy Over-50s group from Rathcoole; Live and Learn participants during 2011 and created as part of the Centenary Celebrations for International Women’s Day, 8th March 2011.