hosting an exhibition organised by The Pathways Project team called Sensing Landscape: artists and children working together, which is available as part of your visit to the Museum, from Sunday 22 May for approximately 3 or 4 weeks during normal opening hours.
This exhibition, which features the work of Kyle Kirkpatrick and Rachel Wooller (who have worked with children in Soham and Wilburton), invites viewers to reflect on the many ways local children sense their landscape.
For the past three years, the Pathways Project team have been working with primary school children in East Anglia, learning what they think about their environment, letting them guide them on walks, and fostering engagement with local artists, archaeologists, story tellers and writers in order to elicit these children’s perceptions of their place in the world. Similar activities were undertaken in Mongolia, Mexico, Alaska, and South Africa and several schools took the opportunity to engage in intercultural interchanges electronically and through letters.
Pathways to Understanding the Changing Climate: time and place in cultural learning about the environment is a collaborative initiative between Social Anthropology and Education at the University of Cambridge and has been funded by AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).