Penrith and Eden Museum
Artefact 1 - Create your own oil lamp challenge!
Updated: Aug 7, 2020
Each week there will be a different
about special objects from your
local museum. Make some art and
send a photo to Rebecca, one of
the curators, who will choose some
of your photos each week and
share them worldwide on our
MORE ABOUT OIL LAMPS -
If you want to find out more about Roman oil lamps have a look at this website
If you want to have a go at making your own lamp from clay see how a Hounslow Primary
School did it after they visited the British Museum. Do get your parent’s permission and
have an adult with you if you want to light it! click here
MORE ABOUT THE ROMANS IN CUMBRIA
The Lake District National Park have a couple of useful references.
Don’t forget your local library and museum once they are open again.
Hadrian’s Wall is a World Heritage Site right here in Cumbria - go and visit it once we are able to!
See how Artists have been inspired by fish. Check out some of this art work:
Henri Matisse ‘The Goldfish’
Look at the comic strip style of Roy Lichtenstein in his ‘Still Life with Goldfish’ at
Pablo Picasso made art using many media. Have a look at this ceramic piece he made in
1954. It is a small jug made of very similar coloured clay to our Roman Oil Lamp.