Making a Mark

Making a Mark is an exciting partnership between schools, Tees Valley museums and the National Portrait Gallery. It explores how the Tees Valley made its mark on Britain, especially in the Age of Industry, and how the lives and influences of local people can still be seen today. Over 4000 students have taken part in collaborative, creative and enquiry-based projects at the museums within the partnership. Inspired by themes connected to local heritage and portraits from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, students have reflected on their own hopes and aspirations.

Partner museums in Making a Mark are: National Portrait Gallery; Preston Park Museum & Grounds, Stockton on Tees; Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar; The Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, Skinningrove; Museum of Hartlepool and Hartlepool Art Gallery; Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum; the Dorman Museum and The Captain Cook Birthplace Museum in Middlesbrough.


More information on this site will be available from April 2014

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