Today, Gainsborough’s House has announced that it will be joining The Wild Escape, a major new project uniting hundreds of museums with schools with families to find nature in museums.
Led by national art charity Art Fund and with support from Arts Council England, hundreds of museums, galleries and historic houses are coming together for the largest ever collaboration between UK museums.
Taking place from January to July 2023, The Wild Escape invites children to find a favourite animal in their local museum and create an artwork imagining its journey to a natural habitat. The pictures and stories children create will be brought together in a collective work of art that imagines a better future for the wildlife on our doorstep, launched online and in museums on Earth Day 2023.
As part of The Wild Escape, we are encouraging children aged 7–11 to use our collection as inspiration to produce artwork of a wild animal. We would like participants to imagine the journey that your animal might take to reach their natural habitat!
The Wild Escape is an opportunity to join the urgent conversation about the climate crisis and biodiversity loss and, look for nature-positive solutions, in partnership with leading environmental charities the RSPB and WWF and cultural organisations National Trust and English Heritage.
To take part, look for The Wild Escape poster at Gainsborough’s House and scan the QR code to get involved. You can also take part here.