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  1. 1. Utilizing Museum Collections to Enhance the Humanities http://www.museum.cornell.edu/HFJ/handbook/hb118.html http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/meesterwerken http://www.louvre.fr/media/repository/ressources/sources/ illustration/atlas/x196image_59546_v2_m56577569830615660.jpg
  2. 2. Using Museum Images to Illustrate Ideas  The British Museum:http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlight s.aspx  The Sutton HooTreasures: “…love of beauty, joy in creation, perfection in craftsmanship [flourished] in the Dark Ages…” ~ Rupert Bruce-Mitford
  3. 3. Using Museum Images toTeach a Particular Form  The Johnson Art Museum:http://www.museum.cornell.edu/HFJ/handbook/ hb118.html  Vanitas Paintings: “Vanitas paintings…have their own internal logic… and are meant to challenge the intellect…”
  4. 4. Using Museum Images as a Hook to Interest Students in aTopic  The Metropolitan Museum of Art:  http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_dat abase/  The Puritans: How can you identify this man as a Puritan? What elements convey this?
  5. 5. VirtualTours  The Dickens Museum:  http://dickensmuseum.com/vtour/  What elements make this homeVictorian?  The Peabody Essex Museum:  http://www.pem.org/visit/yin_yu_tang.php  What elements characterize Chinese homes?
  6. 6. Using Museum Archives to Bring History to Life  The Smithsonian:  http://smithsonianimages.si.edu/siphoto/siphoto.portal?_nfpb= true?_pageLabel=detail&negNum=2004-26275&action=detail  TheVoting Machine (illustration)  The Foundling Hospital Museum:  http://www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk/oralhistory.php  Recordings of former residents
  7. 7.  Prepared by Eileen Bach  Concordia International School Shanghai  C. 2010

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