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Magical Movies

Key Stage: 3 and 4
Length: 1-2 hours (adaptable)
Maximum number: See Planning a visit

Student making a model

Model-making in the Museum

In this session students will be introduced to the early history the moving image through hands-on exploration of a variety of Victorian optical toys for animation. Students will then be set a design challenge working in groups to design and build a model prototype of a museum exhibit to demonstrate the workings of an early optical animation device.

This workshop provides an ideal introduction to the Museum and a real context in which to apply design considerations.

This session links with the online exhibition of Victorian optical toys from the Museum’s collection, Fancy Names and Fun Toys.