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Educator Resources

At Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, we are hopeful that students and educators have settled into a learning rhythm in spite of the challenges that continue to present themselves. Our School Programs are always evolving to suit the needs of educators, respond to social, economic and political changes, and integrate the latest Gallery exhibitions. This fall we are excited to include Cold War Bunker programming, which will be launching soon. Check back often for new additions to our Teacher Guide database, and please contact with questions, comments and suggestions.


All worksheets here are free to download. We love to see your completed projects! Send photos of completed activities to or share on social media with the tag @touchstones_nelson



Ages 12-18

Freedom to read. We live in a democracy that believe in equal access to ideas in books; in libraries and at schools books are free to be borrowed, learned from, and enjoyed. But not all countries in the world enjoy this freedom. READ MORE 


Ages 12-18

Museums are made up of displays of items, arranged in interesting ways. We invite you to create your own pocket-sized museum display. Picture yourself as the curator, and let your imagination run wild as you place these items within a narrative of your design. READ MORE


Ages 6-18

Many people face access barriers to libraries, be it political, economical or geographical. We invite you to imagine a Library of Peace, where access is available for all to experience, learn and share experiences. READ MORE


Ages 6-18

The Exquisite Corpse, the Surrealist challenge born out of 1920s Paris, is a delightful way to safely reconnect as we re-enter our community. It’s a game of creative collaboration that leads to surprising results. READ MORE 

We are committed to operating with the utmost adherence to health and safety regulations as outlined by the Province of BC and Work Safe BC. Read our Safety Protocols here.