Resources and toolkits from The Wild Escape
All resources are free to use and have been drawn from existing materials created by museums, arts organisations and learning professionals. We’re grateful to everyone who has contributed to these resources and allowed them to be shared.
The Wild Escape was made possible by lead support from Arts Council England’s National Lottery Project Grants, with additional support from Art Fund, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Kusuma Trust, Foyle Foundation and a group of generous individuals and trusts.
Nature in collections
The Wild Escape inspired young people to imagine creatures they found in paintings, mosaics and natural history collections escaping from museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK. Looking for nature is a wonderful way to follow curious minds and adventurous young people around any collection, and to think about how we can protect nature with creative action.
Tara Boland created a trail for families to seek out the forgotten creatures hiding in every nook and cranny. Visitors can pop on some headphones and listen to narrator Konnie Huq inspire their families to find nature hiding in your collection.
Free live lesson for 7-11 year olds by WWF x Art Fund
Useful tools and templates
Nature in museums (.ZIP)
Resources for teachers and parents made in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, Real World Science, English Heritage and the National Gallery.
Environmental sustainability (.ZIP)
The Wild Escape celebrated nature in art and collections, inspiring creative collective action at a time when biodiversity loss in the UK is at one of the highest rates in the world. Museums provide public spaces in their communities to think about what we can do individually and collectively.
Download our suggested reading lists for adults and children, plus useful sector peer support networks and cultural programming initiatives.
Resources for museums (.ZIP)
Museums connecting with local primary schools and young people was central to The Wild Escape. Here are some of the helpful templates and toolkits we developed to support building relationships with schools and how to create inclusive and accessible experiences at your museum.