Objects in motion

Classroom resource
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

The representation of movement has been an interest of artists for millennia. In every culture there are images of people and things moving and objects in which movement is implicit.

The British Museum collection is rich in artefacts that demonstrate this theme. This teacher guide offers ideas to get you started thinking about motion in the Museum and suggested projects for the classroom.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 7–11
Age 12–16

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Image: Painted rickshaw. Bangladesh, 20th century AD.