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Untitled Film Still #21 by Cindy Sherman, 1978. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

Cindy Sherman

Teachers’ Resource

Key stage 3-5

This teachers’ resource is designed for use in the gallery or the classroom and explores key themes in the exhibition including identity, transformation, disguise and popular culture. The resource includes questions to promote critical thinking and discussion around Cindy Sherman’s work and practice.

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Kentucky Derby, Louisville, USA, 2015 by Martin Parr © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery
Kentucky Derby, Louisville, USA, 2015 by Martin Parr © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos / Rocket Gallery

Only Human: Martin Parr

Teachers’ Resource

Key stage 3-5

This teachers’ resource is designed for use in the classroom and explores key themes in the exhibition. The resource includes points for discussion and activities for students to create their own photographs in response.

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Young People’s group

Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture

This guide to self-portraiture is a creative resource made by young people for young people that examines themes explored by artists through the self-portraits they create – such as gender, class, race, and identity. Featuring the participant’s vlogs, short films, and written material the resource explores their thoughts, perspectives and findings about this enduring theme in art history. This resource was developed in collaboration with the artist Anthony Luvera

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New £1, £3 & £5 School Group Exhibition Ticket Prices

Visit our major exhibitions and make the most of our new discounted school group exhibition ticket price available for school groups of 10+, visiting Mon – Fri, 10.00 – 14.00, booked + paid for at least a month in advance.

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Visitor searching through the Portrait Explorer

Portrait Explorer

Come to the Gallery and use our Portrait Explorer resource to research and plan your lessons. Discover inspirational sitters and significant individuals who can bring your teaching to life.

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Eleanor Mitchell typing on a type writer

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Image: Eleanor Mitchell by Bassano Ltd, 1930, NPG x85771

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