Key Stages 2 -5
Archive Learning Resource

Comprised of 40 image reproductions, a series of posters, teachers' booklets, worksheets and a contextualised timeline (print and online), the Archive Learning Resource offers schools and colleges a unique opportunity to use a distinctive collection of diverse photographic imagery produced in Britain since 1945.

Cross-curricular teaching in Art & Design, History and Citizenship at Key Stages 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Politics of identity, belonging, culture, migration, race and representation are explored through the work of artists including Faisal Abdu’Allah, James Barnor, Dawoud Bey, Colin Jones, Lola Flash, Joy Gregory, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Roshini Kempadoo, Dave Lewis, Dennis Morris, Ingrid Pollard, Eileen Perrier, Franklyn Rodgers and Yinka Shonibare amongst others.

The Archive Learning resource is comprised of 40x (A4) photographic reproductions with contextual information, 11x (A3) posters and 1x (A2) illustrated timeline print-out, as well individual teachers' booklets and sample worksheets devised for each key stage.

Praise for the Archive Learning Resource

This is a very professional resource. The images selected are highly emotive. The text is informative but promotes enquiry skills equally well. Provision of a timeline, teaching notes, creative and cultural activities, contributes to a comprehensive resource with a specialist focus. Importantly, the resource uses material that learners are able to connect with through the choice of people, locations and issues highlighted. It provides teachers with a unique and very well presented resource linked to their locality and subject. It also offers great potential for cross-curricular work, promoted through links between art, history and citizenship contained in the resource. The high quality of the publication reflects the standard of visual presentation that learners should be encouraged to aspire to. It would be very worthwhile developing a complementary series of images and writing produced by pupils, students and their teachers in response to the resource.

Ian Middleton HMI, National Adviser for Art, Craft & Design Education, Ofsted

an excellent tool...fascinating to look at and allows for multiple interpretations. It can be difficult to find resources that reflect ethnic diversity in this open ended way, and so I would encourage other schools to seek out this resource.

Request a copy

To request a copy of the Archive Learning Resource, please contact:

Ali Eisa
020 7729 9200