Sunday, May 27, 2012

Acropolis Museum in Greece

Maine teacher, Richard Byrne, has put together a site called “Free technology for Teachers.” In March, he posted “7 Good resources for Art Teachers and Students.” One of the sources he posted is called the Art Project and I love it. It’s powered by Google and “features interior tours of seventeen world famous art museums.” Once in the site, I clicked on collections and found the Acropolis Museum, a great site for the Greece unit in World History.

You can also save each piece of artwork that you want into a collection you create.  For example, if you find Buddhist artwork from three or four different  museums, you can move the pieces into a collection of your own and share on twitter, email,  Google+, etc.  Here's one I created very quickly for Buddhist artwork.

It has great images that you can click on and zoom in and out for detail. The site might make for a great web quest. Some of the other museums in the collection include the Frick, the Denver Art Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

It's really cool the way the images are presented and the way you can zoom in and out on them.

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