School to partner with National Maritime Museum for Antartica 2020

National Maritime Museum have an exciting opportunity for a local Lewisham or Greenwich school to co-curate an event about Antarctica 2020 for World Oceans Day.

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Posted: 10/03/2022


In 2020, the National Maritime Museum will be working
with the United Kingdom Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) as part of their
year-long programme of new cultural events, commissions and artworks to mark
200 years since Antarctica was first seen. 
The UKAHT is a charity which exists to advance the preservation,
enhancement and promotion of Antarctic heritage to engage, inform and inspire a
global audience.  Their vision for the
Antarctica 2020 programme includes engaging audiences, particularly young
people, across the UK with the history we share with Antarctica, why it has
mattered over the last two centuries, and why it will continue to matter to
future generations. As part of this national programme and drawing on our
relevant galleries and collections, the National Maritime Museum is running a
season of Antarctica themed projects, events and programmes in 2020 beginning
with the May half term holiday and ending with refugee week (15-21 June), with
a focal point of our World Oceans Day event on Saturday 6 June.  


With the generous support of the UKAHT, the National Maritime
Museum is seeking to work with a local primary or secondary school to co-create
an event, performance, or intervention centred on Antarctica to take place on Saturday 6 June 2020 when the Museum
marks World Oceans Day.  As part of the
project, pupils will have the opportunity to:

Research and engage with the heritage, environment and
geopolitics of Antarctica

Be inspired by the work of artists, scientists and
curators relating to Antarctica, climate and the environment, and oceanography


Be part of a high profile programme of talks,
workshops, interventions and performances to mark World Oceans Day


Take control of shaping an event or intervention at the
Museum to showcase what is important to them in relation to the above themes. 


Develop confidence and skills in public speaking and in
their chosen art form


Gain an arts award (explore or Bronze, as appropriate)


The Commitment

We are seeking teachers and senior leaders who can commit time to
the schedule of activity outlined below and who can encourage as many of their
pupils as possible to attend the Museum on Saturday 6 June 2020 to deliver the
event/intervention they have created.


schedule of activity




January 2020

meeting (teachers and NMM staff)


March 2020

meeting (teachers and NMM staff)


April/May 2020

Gallery visit
and Inspiration workshop with an Artist, Scientist and Museum curator



research and development by pupils


May 2020

session to decide format and begin to create content for the


May 2020

session to refine content and shape the final event/intervention


6 June 2020

event/intervention delivered by pupils as part of the World Oceans Day
programme at the National Maritime Museum




If you are interested in this project please contact Chi Onuora conuora@rmg.co.uk 


"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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