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Works of art made from pieces of or whole natural or everyday objects, assembled sculpture is a twentieth century phenomenon. Often sheet metal is used, but many other materials are suitable. They are put together with techniques such as glueing, welding or soldering. The technique of assemblage can be combined with other concepts found in modern sculpture, such as the use of movement or light.

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Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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