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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Guggenheim Museum in New York Guggenheim Go New York On View Now On View Now Special Exhibitions Arts in the PYP How arts practices are changing Structured, purposeful inquiry is the main approach to teaching and learning arts in the PYP. However, it is recognized that many educational innovations (or, more accurately, educational reworkings) suffer from the advocacy of a narrow, exclusive approach. The PYP represents an approach to teaching that is broad and inclusive in that it provides a context within which a wide variety of teaching strategies and styles can be accommodated, provided that they are driven by a spirit of inquiry and a clear sense of purpose. The degree of change needed to teach arts in this way will depend on the individual teacher. For those teachers who have grown weary of imposed change for which they see little point, it should be stressed that teachers are not expected to discard years of hard-earned skill and experience in favour of someone else’s ideas on good teaching.

History Detectives Please sign in using one of our supported services to begin saving your favorite programs and videos. We have updated our registration process. Please sign in using one of our supported services to bookmark your favorite programs and videos. Supreme Council of Antiquities - Museums The Egyptian Museum in Cairo contains the world's most extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities; no visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries. The original collection was established in the late 19th century under Auguste Mariette and housed in Boulaq. The objects were moved in 1891 to the palace of Ismail Pasha in Giza before being transferred in 1902 to the current building at Tahrir Square, which is the first purpose-built museum edifice in the world. Designed in the Neoclassical style by Marcel Dourgnon, the Egyptian Museum boasts 107 halls filled with artifacts dating from the prehistoric through the Roman periods, with the majority of the collection focused on the pharaonic era. The museum houses approximately 160,000 objects covering 5,000 years of Egypt's past. Labels are in Arabic and English

Memorial Art Gallery Rochester Since its founding in 1913, the Memorial Art Gallery’s collection has grown from its first acquisition, the gift of a lappet of lace, to a holding of more than 12,000 works of art. Representing cultures from around the world and across millennia, the permanent collection is renowned for its breadth and its quality. L to R: Winslow Homer The Artist’s Studio in an Afternoon Fog, 1894 | Claude Monet Towing a Boat, Honfleur, 1864 (currently on loan to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) |Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Portrait of a Young Man in an Armchair ca. 1660

Virtual Museum - Museo Galileo The Online Catalogue of the museum presents the more than 1,000 objects on permanent exhibition through color images and detailed descriptions. The user can access biographical data, explore "In Depth" information and find contextual background related to the selected object. For the more complex objects, simulation animations and/or videos are also made available.

The Alphabet of Art The Robert J. McKnight Memorial Web Site Welcome to the Alphabet of Art. This site explains, in simple terms, the elements of visual design. Taxonomies and Folksonomies Thanks to Steve Wheeler (aka @timbuckteeth) for picking up the conversation I started on Twitter where I defined a Taxonomist as: One who organizes information in ways that make sense to content providers, rather that content users. Steve’s riposte was to define a ‘Folksonomist’ as: One who organizes information in ways that make sense to his/her own community of practice or interest. I know that strictly speaking the role of a ‘folksonomist’ may not exist, since folksonomies tend to emerge through the collective process of individuals assigning tags to things and that the creation of a folksonomy is the bi-product.

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