Exeter museum aims to tackle lockdown loneliness with weekly creative challenges for all ages

Lockdown loneliness is being tackled through weekly make-your-own-exhibits-at-home – crafty challenges being set by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter.

RAAM at Home hopes the challenges will inspire people to get involved, show off their creative skills and share their art work online, to connect with others.

The challenges are set every Friday, with the next one launching tomorrow, May 1.

Each one is published on the RAMM website or across its social media platforms.

The tasks focus on areas of the museum such as Romans, Natural History, Egyptian mummies and World Cultures.

Drawing sessions, animated creations, origami, costume designing and model making are just some of the artistic ideas to get stuck into.

Rachel Sutton, portfolio holder for climate and culture at Exeter City Council said: “This is a very difficult time for many people and we know that engaging with culture can help people who are feeling lonely, isolated or afraid.

“These activities are relevant to anyone who wants some creative inspiration, whether they are families looking for some activities to do with children, away from the screen, or adults who still want to connect with the museum in a creative way.”

It is hoped people taking part in RAMM at Home will share their creations, displaying them in their window for others to see, send them to friends or family, post photos onto social media, using the hashtag #RAMMatHome, for museum supporters to see, or email the museumrammevents@exeter.gov.uk so they can be shown on its website.

For more information on the RAMM at Home projects, see here.

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