Since we started working with the Hayward Gallery in 2005, we have facilitated workshops in many of London and the UK’s major museums and galleries, as well as many smaller museums. In 2015 we facilitated the project New Perspectives at the Imperial War Museum, which ‘Educational Initiative of the Year’ at the Museum and Heritage Awards 2015.
Films Inspired By Collections
From 20th century artefacts at the Jewish Museum to the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds at the Wallace Collection, collections and exhibitions provide unparalleled inspiration for video workshops. We regularly work with learning and curatorial departments to build education into the fabric of projects and to help participants research the fascinating stories behind artefacts. In the past, young people have been inspired to produce creative interpretations of subject matter ranging from the story of Dido Belle (Kenwood) to the early history of tea (Geffrye Museum) to misconceptions about HIV (Science Museum).
Varied And Creative Workshop Styles
We work with the museum or gallery to make sure that the workshop ties into the aims and objectives of the learning project. These could be interview films with curators, historically-inspired animations or reconstructions of historical scenes.
Drop-In Workshops For Family Days And Lates
We love the opportunity to design workshop activities for large numbers at family days and late openings. Working from theme-specific briefs, we have created life-sized animation projects for the Geffrye Museum, transport animation for the London Transport Museum and vox pop booths about migration stories for the National Maritime Museum.
Creating Content For Exhibitions
Increasingly, work created by children and young people is being integrated into major exhibitions. A project that we ran in 2015 at the Geffrye Museum resulted in its own temporary display, and there are currently 22 films created by young people on display as part of the “New Perspectives” project at the Imperial War Museum, London.
The filmmakers from Chocolate Films have a wealth of experience working in the art, heritage and museums sector. They work with clients such as The Royal Collection, The Science Museum, Tate and The Courtauld Gallery to create online and exhibition content. You can find out more about Chocolate Films productions here.
Chocolate Box Screening