A number of schools groups contributed to the Renaissance Globe Project by exploring themes from the museums’ collections and attaching their own responses to these on the globes. This large-scale ‘canvas’ allowed students to consider the geographical dimension of some of the objects and specimens on display in the galleries.
History of Science Museum
Secondary school students visiting the History of Science Museum learned about the European voyages of exploration in the 15th to 17th centuries, and created small icon drawings and descriptions of the navigational instruments they handled during their session.
Other groups designed postage stamp-sized icons presenting some of the key ideas or moments from the history of science. Each was pinned to the globe at its origin.
During the project, the Museum worked with the following schools: Chipping Norton School, Sibford School, Wallingford School, Henry Box School, Wye Valley School