Tree Dressing Celebrations at The Beaney

The Beaney Xmas tree with Lord Mayor Terry Westgate along with volunteers from Christ Church University, Ren and Hinako and Beaney staff who supported the origami workshops To celebrate Tree Dressing Day, The Beaney ran family drop-in workshops and invited local school and community groups to create their own origami...

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Collections Review Boosts Wellbeing and Uncovers Hidden Gems

The Beaney is halfway through a groundbreaking volunteer project, designed specifically for students affected by anxiety. It is funded by the Museums Association Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund – a fund for projects that develop collections to achieve social impact. The project is centred around undertaking a Collections Review. Volunteers, working...

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Korean Arts and Culture Education Service Visits The Beaney this September

Kyunghee Kwon, program coordinator from KACES with Mitch Robertson, Programme and Collections Manager, and Frances Chiverton, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator, (pictured from right to left) in People and Places Gallery at The Beaney A recent visit from the program coordinator for KACES has shown that The Beaney’s excellent Health and...

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An artist's impression of the Iron Age hill fort settlement at Bigbury Hill, near Canterbury Image shows a range of prehistoric tools, including hand axes. 

Prehistoric People! New Learning Workshop

Image: A range of prehistoric tools, including hand axes. From September 2019, The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge will be offering a brand new learning workshop, ‘Prehistoric People’!  After the success of the ‘Meet you Fossil Ancestors’ drop in session, held in The Beaney’s Garden Room from May to...

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International Interactive Workshops at The Beaney

This summer, we have introduced a new, hands-on interactive workshop aimed at our International student visitors. These active learning sessions have proved to be extremely popular and we have welcomed over 237 students aged 8-17 from France, China, Italy, Germany, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Poland and Russia along with their...

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Exhibition returns to The Beaney

One of the world’s most prestigious photography awards returns to The Beaney this month. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition, which is organised by the National Portrait Gallery, celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world. This year’s exhibition features over 50 images...

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Arts Award

Arts Award is a wonderful way for children and young people to be inspired by and enjoy the arts. Taking part in a learning activity at Canterbury Museums & Galleries can contribute towards gaining an Arts Award qualification. Arts Award is offered at 5 levels, 4 of which are accredited...

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