Shropshire Museums are launching a ‘Mindful Museums’ project and want you to take part.
The museums team have produced a series of short videos offering you a mindful exploration of artworks and objects held in the collection of Shropshire Museums. The videos are accompanied by a restful audio track by artist & educator Lindsey Kennedy, which encourages you ‘ to look, to breathe and to be curious’.
The first videos of the series feature a blue and white Caughley china tea pot, a beautiful oil painting of an English garden and a silver Roman mirror from Wroxeter. A selection of activity sheets to support each video have been produced to help viewers get started with their own creative projects. The videos are available via the museum’s YouTube channel.
The museums team are calling for listeners to spend a relaxing moment viewing the videos and to share their creative response using the hashtag #mindfulmuseums #museumfromhome and tagging in @shrewsburymuseum @shrewsmuseum
People participating in ‘Arts Award’ offered by Shropshire Libraries can also access the videos and activity sheets to help them complete their award.
Editor’s Note: I found the teapot video very relaxing!