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Masterpieces in Schools

In 2013, Art UK launched a unique initiative for UK schools in association with BBC Learning. The project was an outstanding success. Find out more about our first Masterpieces in Schools project in this BBC Breakfast video.

Art UK is excited to announce the return of Masterpieces in Schools for sculpture. Once again, we will be helping take artworks out of the nation’s museums and galleries and into direct contact with children and young people, as we loan a sculpture to a school for the day.

Between May 2018 and May 2020, we will be taking 125 sculptures into 125 primary and secondary schools across the UK.

In March 2019 we partnered with Royal Society of Sculptors member Andrew Sinclair in Devon, a leading figurative sculptor whose varied commissions include a life-size bronze tribute of David Bowie for Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.  

Spend a memorable day off-timetable exploring an artwork of significance with your pupils; enriching their knowledge, skills, and confidence around art and exploring the sculpture's relationship to other subjects, including History, Science, Languages, Citizenship, and more.

This project is fully funded and there is no charge to participate. Registration is currently open, and all UK schools are encouraged to apply.

Email to find out how your school can get involved.

The insurance for Masterpieces in Schools is sponsored by Hiscox and RK Harrison.

The insurance for Masterpieces in Schools is sponsored by Hiscox and RK Harrison.