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  • Writer's picturePenrith 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

museum blog!


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


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.

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