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To give feedback about My Learning telephone Jen Newby on 0113 3782111, or Alison Glew on 0773 2585959,  or email

How to use My Learning

My Learning is a resource for teachers and learners inspired by the collections of arts, heritage and cultural organisations. You can search for a resource by subject, age group, organisation or specific keywords. Resources are continually being added so please check regularly for new subjects and topics.

cover curriculum areas including those such as Citizenship and Enterprise that are currently often taught with another subject. For a full list of resources covering particular subjects go to the subject tab on the top navigation bar.

Age group is categorised by different Key Stages plus Lifelong Learning, Early Years etc - for a full list go the age group tab on the top navigation bar.

Key words - resources on specific themes and topics can be searched for by entering key words and phrases in the 'keyword search' box at the top right of every page. The search can be narrowed to images only by checking the 'image' button below the search box. You can also search for specific organisations using the keyword search.

The individual organisations that contribute to My Learning can be searched for by clicking the:
  • Contributing Organisations tab on the top navigation bar. This search will bring up an alphabetical list all the arts, heritage and cultural organisations that have resources on My Learning. The information that is supplied about a museum will give information such as address, opening times and contact details, education programmes if applicable and more information about the museum specialism. This page will also have a link to resources created by that organisation.
  • Map of Contributors on the left column of the main navigation pages. You can zoom in or out to change the range of the map.

Background to My Learning

The My Learning website was a Renaissance Yorkshire Hub initiative.
In 2003 research carried out by MLA Yorkshire with schools all over Yorkshire showed that one of the factors that would encourage more schools to visit museums was for teachers to be able to access online resources. Teachers indicated that they wanted flexible resources that could be used as stand alone teaching aids or as a planning tool to prepare for a visit. They also suggested that they wanted a ‘one stop shop’ for Yorkshire recognising the benefits of using local and regional museums regularly as well as the occasional ‘big, long-distance visit to a national’.

This research coincided with the Renaissance Yorkshire Hub (which comprised the five museum services of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and York) deciding that e-learning should be central to the learning element of its plans.

The website, launched in 2006 was conceived as a pre- and post-visit resource for teachers offering an integrated approach to learning with museums. My Learning has gradually been expanded beyond Yorkshire and now includes resources from across the UK.

The website is currently funded through Arts Council England's Renaissance Major partner initiative, managed via Leeds Museums and Galleries by Digital Media Manager Dominique Attwood.


The publishing of content for the website is led by:

Jen Newby, Digital Learning Officer (My Learning),, Tel: 0113 3782111, and

Alison Glew,  My Learning Website Support Officer,, Tel: 0773 258 5959.

Useful Links:
Culture 24 -
Arts Council England
Yorkshire & Humber Grid for Learning -
GEM (Group for Education in Museums) -
engage, (National Association for Gallery Education) -
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