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How often do you look at paintings and sculpture?
You may research them in books and on the
Internet, but how frequently do you go to a gallery
and see the real thing?

It’s only through getting close to works of art that
you can truly appreciate them. Only when you
stand in front of a painting, sculpture or beautiful
ceramic will you understand what all the fuss is
about, and why such works sell for hundreds of
thousands of pounds.

Access Art will help you to get close to a particular
body of work: the University of Hull Art Collection.
We hope that you will use this resource to support
a visit to the Collection’s gallery at the University
campus on Cottingham Road.

If you don’t get a chance to visit us during the next
few months, you’ll still find this website useful in
supporting your studies because it introduces you
to a fascinating period of both art and social
history: Britain 1890 to 1940.

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This resource will help you to plan a visit to the University Art Collection.
On this website you will find:

  • visuals and information that relate to the work that features in the Collection
  • sections entitled ‘Over to you’. These contain activities for you to complete
    before and after you visit the Collection
  • a special section for teachers with ideas for further activities and project
    work that relates to the Collection.

At the gallery you will follow a gallery trail that focuses on particular themes and
points of interest. You can use the information you collect from this trail to
complete some of the activities in this resource.

By completing the activities in Access Art, and carrying out the related research,
you will build up a portfolio of work about art in Britain at the beginning of the
twentieth century.

If your school or college is not able to organise a visit to the Collection, you can
still complete many of the activities in the ‘Over to you’ sections and increase
your knowledge about this important period of art history.

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