The Age of Revolution (1775 – 1848) was a time of seismic change and upheaval, of extraordinary ideas and innovation and of radical new ways of thinking, living and working. It saw the transformation of whole nations through the French, American and Haitian revolutions; violent wars around the globe; the industrial and printing revolutions, the birth of the railways and major advances in medicine and science; as well as Chartism, the abolition of slavery, the beginnings of feminism, communism and the suffrage movements – and much more. All of which impact on our lives today.
Ageofrevolution.org brings together a unique collection of objects, artworks, archive materials - even songs! - gathered together for the first time, from museums and galleries across the UK (and beyond). Each with a story to reveal about the extraordinary people, events and ideas of the Age of Revolution.
The collection is organised across four easily navigable themes: Political revolution, Social and cultural revolution, Economic and technological revolution, and War and the international order. A set of easy-to-use, curriculum-linked guides, activities, enquiries and creative challenges support teaching and learning for all ages - or teachers can simply delve intothe collection to inspire classroom activities of their own.
Why not suggest a revolutionary object or artwork to add to the collection? https://ageofrevolution.org/delve-collections-join-revolution/
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