Photography for Gunnersbury Park Museum - School Sessions

October 19, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

In the summer I was commissioned by Gunnersbury Park Museum to document some of their schools sessions. I've worked with Gunnersbury for a number of years, helping to build up a library of images they could use in their promotion, 'What's On' guides and website, and it was lovely to be back. It's a wonderful museum with beautiful grounds and a fantastic team to work with!

 

On this occasion I was documenting the Below Stairs workshop for Key Stage 2 children where the Victorian Housekeeper gives them and the Kitchen Maid lots of servant tasks to do, the Numeracy in Nature workshop for Key Stage 1 children where they meet a historical mathematician Ada Lovelace and the Toys and Games workshop for Key Stage 1 children where children get to play with toys from the past. They were all so wonderful to experience, the learning team make it a truly immersive experience and I learnt a lot myself as well as taking care not to get in trouble Below Stairs! To find out more see their website at Schools | Gunnersbury (visitgunnersbury.org).


Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role in costumes to the left, one holding a wooden basket, and a row of children behind a table out of focus to the right of the frame.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume holding carbolic soap in front of a large fireplace, with the backs of school children's heads visible in the foreground.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role in costume to the left of the frame, and school children in waistcoats cleaning silver in a row in a Victorian kitchen. One child is holding a plate up for inspection.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume in a doorway to the left, children in costume holding a rug which another child is beating with a carpet beater, and the backs of other children's heads can be seen in the foreground.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing actors in role standing in a Victorian kitchen, speaking to children wearing bonnets, the backs of whose heads can be seen at the bottom of the frame.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum, showing an actor in role in costume in a Victorian kitchen, pouring rice from a glass jar into a weighing scale.Below Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park MuseumBelow Stairs School Session, Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing an actor in role as Ada Lovelace holding a lace fan, with the Gunnersbury Park Museum visible behind, and the backs of schoolchildren's heads out of focus in the foreground.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing an actor in role as Ada Lovelace speaking, with schoolchildren in luminous jackets out of focus in the background.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing schoolchildren sitting on the floor outside, investigating objects from a wooden box.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Ada Lovelace School Session, showing a child holding a mirror against a pine cone, taken over their shoulder.Ada Lovelace School SessionAda Lovelace School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children sitting around the edge of a room, with the session leader in the centre holding up both palms. Behind is a table of toys from the past.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children around a table, playing with toys from the past.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing the session leader and children around a table, looking at a Zoetrope and flick books.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children sitting on the floor, with the session leader behind a very low table, laughing as they are about to play with a toy from the past. Other toys are visible on the table at the back of the frame.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

Toys and Games School Session, showing children at a table playing with flick books.Toys and Games School SessionToys and Games School Session at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd.

 

Find out more about Gunnersbury Park Museum's School Session on their website at Schools | Gunnersbury (visitgunnersbury.org)

Find out about more general visitor information on their website www.visitgunnersbury.org

 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography.


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