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Tate Britain | Frame it | 2011

Frame It was a specially commissioned artist residency at Tate Britain designed to create an inspiring learning resource for children aged 2-5 years to use with their older siblings, parents, grandparents or carers. It consisted of ‘Big and Small’ outreach sessions and workshops at the gallery.  The resource was based on the Tate Britain collection, and included visual, audio and multimedia content. The development was carried out in collaboration with local families, in workshops run jointly with the Assistant Curator Early Years, as well as in consultation with Tate Britain’s interpretation team, and with local specialists such as speech and language therapists. The final resource, a magnetic interactive whiteboard was distributed amongst twelve local centres.

Tate Britain’s Early Years Family Programme

Big and Small* is Tate Britain’s Early Years programme, running workshops and activities for local families with children under 5. The programme is generously funded by the Big Lottery Fund, enabling Tate to continue expanding a programme of activities and resources.

*(Big and Small delivered five years of projects, events and resources for target groups, reaching 19,436 people including families who had experienced temporary housing, families who had low literacy levels or English as a second language, families with migrant or refugee status, foster families, and families with children experiencing speech and language difficulties and other special needs).


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