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Activity Sheets to Bring our Museums to You!

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I’m Katy Knapp, an illustrator and museum Visitor Services Officer, working across all five of our museum sites.

I’m most often found at Hove Museum, Booth Museum and Preston Manor. However given the current situation with Covid-19, I’m unable to do my usual job on the front lines of the museums, welcoming visitors and talking to them about our amazing exhibits.

I love spending time in the museums doing observational drawings of the objects, and have sketchbooks full of little doodles like this. While visitors are unable to come into the museums to draw, learn and observe, we are challenged to find new ways of keeping these muscles flexed.

Observational drawings of objects in Hove Museum.

Caption: Observational drawings of paintings and objects in Preston Manor

Why not do some observational drawings of objects from around your home? Create a still life on the kitchen table, or draw portraits of a family member.

I have created three family friendly colouring and activity sheets to bring our museums a bit closer to home in these difficult times. Hopefully they might spark some curiosity in the fascinating history we have to share or just get your families creative juices flowing.

You can download the activity sheets from our online image website. 


Katy Knapp, Visitor Services Officer