Tag: children

Need ideas for the kids on your Christmas list? Take some inspiration from these toys that have withstood the test of time!   Balloons The modern rubber version of the balloon was discovered in 1824 by Michael Faraday during his experiments with hydrogen. Before Faraday’s discovery, animal intestines were used to make these inflatable toys. It is said that the ancient Aztecs used cat bladders…

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The exhibition ‘Drawing on Childhood‘ is currently on display at The Foundling Museum and encompasses the work of key illustrators from the 18th century to the present day, depicting images of fictional characters who are orphaned, adopted, fostered or found. A long time favourite theme in European folklore and fiction these orphaned children find themselves without any parental guidance and are therefore able to carve…

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The extraordinary story of how one man’s vision and perseverance improved the lives of the most vulnerable, and the unexpected artistic and musical benefits of his philanthropy. Early Georgian London London in the first decades of the 18th century was just the City, Westminster and Southwark, with Kew Palace accessible by river. Fields lay north of Oxford Street and the villages of Marylebone and Knightsbridge…

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A group of 6-8 year old children were asked to recreate iconic pictures from art history for the kid’s art round of the Bridgeman pub quiz last year. Can you guess the masterpieces? A lovely moleskine notebook to the first person who guesses all artists/ picture titles correctly. Just leave your answers in the comment box below. Hint: Image libraries use extensive keywords to help you find what…

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The Cleveland Museum of Art recently unveiled a new interactive gallery and an award-winning iPad app that allows visitors to customise their museum experience. Over 175 images from the Bridgeman archive were licensed for this unique project. A marriage of art, technology and a heavy dose of user interpretation, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s new Gallery One interactive and accompanying ArtLens iPad app are truly…

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