National Museums Online Learning Project

Q&A: Steve Gardam on the National Museums Online Learning Project

Nine of the UK’s biggest museums have recently launched an online project which aims to make greater use of their websites, as well as providing educational and social resources for students and the general public.

The £1.5m government funded project also involves the British Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, the Tate, Natural History Museum, the Wallace Collection, Royal Armouries, Sir John Soane’s Museum and Imperial War Museum.

Webquests is an online educational tool for students and teachers which pulls together content from the various museums to create projects and teach research skills, while Creative Spaces is a social application that enables users to search across the museums’ content and create groups around their interests.