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Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Image Collection-Folger Shakespeare Library | technologies | Scoop.it
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The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.”

Today, the Folger Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility.
For the general public, world-wide, access to the Folger collection is provided via their freely-accessible Digital Image Collection.
The Folger's Digital Image Collection offers online access to over 75,000 images from the Folger Shakespeare Library collection, including...
   - books,
   - theater memorabilia,
   - manuscripts,
   - art,
...and more.
Images are available in high resolution and users can...
   - show multiple images side-by-side,
   - zoom in and out to see fine detail,
   - view cataloging information when available,
   - export thumbnails, and
   - construct permanent URLs linking back to their favorite items or searches.
These images are available for free use under a CC BY-SA Creative Commons license.

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The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Collection Online | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art have announced that...
“more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use.”
Even better, the images can be used at no charge (and without getting permission from the museum).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online initiative is dubbed “Open Access for Scholarly Content,” and, while surfing the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital collections, users will know if a particular work is free to download if it bears the “OASC” acronym.
Further guidance is available in the FAQs

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Smart History: Google Art Project & Khan Academy - YouTube

Smart History: Google Art Project & Khan Academy - YouTube | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarthistory.khanacademy.org is thrilled to be part of the expanded Google Art Project. See the education section there for more: http://www.googleartproject...
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I've already posted about Google’s Art Project and the Khan Academy, now, from the combined power of their learning resources comes this collection of video introductions to over 100 important paintings.
Ranging from between two to nine minutes and covering works of art created in eras from 575 B.C.E to the Second World War, these brief but intellectually dense and visually rich lessons bear the label of Smarthistory, “a multimedia web-book about art and art history” that merged with Khan Academy in 2011.
Smarthistory’s videos manage to reveal a great deal of emotional, technical, and historical knowledge on these and many other paintings and is an excellent resource for Art History and other Learners.

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Google Cultural Institute

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The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
John Dalziel's insight:

Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world.

Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.

Create your own galleries and share favourite finds with learners, peers, etc.

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Virtual Library (Publications Getty)

Virtual Library (Publications Getty) | technologies | Scoop.it
Books in the fields of art, photography, archaeology, architecture, conservation, and the humanities for both general and specialized audiences.
John Dalziel's insight:

Getty Museum has put more than 250 art books online for anyone to read online and or download.

Practitioners, and/or learners, can find all of these books in the Getty Publications Virtual Library.

You can search through the collection by...

- author,

- keyword, or

- title.

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GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website

GCSE revision and A level revision | S-cool, the revision website | technologies | Scoop.it
S-cool Revision is the UK’s leading FREE revision website. We provide high quality A Level and GCSE revision guides, revision questions and revision notes to over 3 million students a year!
John Dalziel's insight:

Does what it says! This site is idealfor learners preparing for assessments and or revisiting workcovered to refresh memories, practice, prepare etc.

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A free revision site that may help with particular topics.

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Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

Smarthistory, originally developed by art history professors Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, is now partnered with Khan Academy to deliver lessons via video.
Smarthistory...
- is an online alternative to expensive art history books.
- features more than just images of notable works of art.
- provides a combination of video lessons, text articles, and audio lessons about eras and themes.
Learners can browse resources by...
- artist name,
- style of work,
- theme, or
- time period.

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ICTmagic - wiki

ICTmagic - wiki | technologies | Scoop.it
John Dalziel's insight:

The awarding winning ICTmagic wiki is packed full with thousands of free links and resources for educators.
Including...
Art, Craft & Design;
Early Years;
EducationalGames;
English;
Food & Cookery;
History;
ICT & Web Tools;
Languages;
Maths;
Music, sound & Podcasts;
...to name but a few.

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Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine

Art cyclopedia: The Fine Art Search Engine | technologies | Scoop.it

The Artcyclopedia is an index of online museums and image archives: find where the works of over 8,000 different fine artists can be viewed online.

 

The Artcyclopedia provides resources and materials about...

- the world artists,

- masterpieces,

- museums,

- art history and much more.

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Art.sy - Discover fine art

Art.sy - Discover fine art | technologies | Scoop.it

Art.sy is a new way to discover art that learners, and practitioners, will love featuring work from leading partners, museums, and private collections around the world.

 

By making all the world’s art freely accessible, Art.sy hopes to foster new generations of art lovers, museum goers, collectors, and patrons.

 

Art.sy’s goal is to expose as many people as possible to art.
Currently, their collection comprises 17,000+ artworks by 3,000+ artists from leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates.

 

Art.sy works with 300+ of the world’s leading galleries, museums, private collections, foundations, and artist estates from New York to London, Paris to Shanghai, Johannesburg to São Paulo.

 

They provide one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online.


NOTE: Visitors can Explore Art.sy without an account by clicking on the appropriate text link.

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Goya en El Prado

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Francisco de Goya has become more accessible to learners around the world with the introduction of a Web site, Goya en el Prado.

 

Goya en el Prado makes...
- over 1,000 works by the late 18th- and early 19th-century Spanish master...
- his correspondence and other documents...
...available for online viewing,

 

NOTE: the site is currently available only in Spanish (tip: view the site with Google Chrome and it will translate things for you!)

 

The pictorial contents are easy to explore for people who are not fluent in the language...

- paintings (pinturas),
- drawings (dibujos) and
- prints (estampas).

 

Many of the displayed works are seldom seen.

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View Great Art For Free On These 6 Inspiring Websites

View Great Art For Free On These 6 Inspiring Websites | technologies | Scoop.it

The Internet’s boom brought many great things with it, including access to places we might otherwise never visit.

 

This post provides information and links to 6 websites "Art Learners" and/or practitioners will find useful in their studies/teaching.

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Cultural Institute – Google

The Google Cultural Institute helps preserve and promote culture online...

 

Includes...

- World Wonders Project; bringing to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world

- Art Project; The World's art at your fingertips

- Yad Vashem; remembering the Holocaust

- Dead Sea Scrolls; digitizing the biblical manuscripts

- Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory; presenting Nelson Mandela's legacy online

- La France en relief; 17th century France in Google Earth

- Le Pavillon de l’Arsenal; a Liquid Galaxy digital display of Paris in 2020

 

Visitors can spend quite a bit of time on these 7 project sites even if you are not a history learner/practitioner.

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Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps

Smarty Pins: Trivia & Google Maps | technologies | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.
John Dalziel's insight:

Google has released this new game called Smarty Pins which uses Google Maps for its layout.
It's a game that tests players geography and trivia skills. It could be ideal for use with learners.
Players in Smarty Pins are asked a wide variety of geography-based questions to which they have to provide answers by dragging and dropping a pin in Maps. 
Scores are converted into miles and players are given 1000 miles at the start of the play .
With each incorrect answer a number of miles are subtracted from the players' score.
The trick is to answer questions as quickly as possible before the number of miles reaches zero.
First select a category. The categories available are...
   - Arts and Culture,
   - Science and Geography,
   - Sports and Games,
   - Entertainment,
   - History and Current Event.
Players will then be provided with a question.
If they find the question too hard to answer they can get help by using the "take a hint" button.
To answer the question players need to drop the pin on the correct location.
The final score you reach can be shared with others using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Vecteezy

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Free Vector Art - Vecteezy is a HUGE collection of free vector art, vector graphics, illustrator brushes, Vector Wallpaper Backgrounds, Silhouettes and more!
John Dalziel's insight:

Vecteezy is a community of vector art!

They provide a place for vector artists to create and exchange a variety of free vector graphics like...

   - Vector Icons,

   - Vector Patterns,

   - Vector Swirls,

   - Flourishes and

   - other stuff

...to enhance user's designs and creativity.

All the graphics are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in projects.

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GettyGames (Getty Museum)

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Getty Games is a nice collection of art-based games produced by The Getty Museum for younger learners to enjoy (To be fair I enjoyed the ones I tried out).
An ideal resource for Family Learning Practitioners perhaps.
There are four categories of games, each offering a subset of games.
Getty Games...
   - offers directions for a selection of offline activities.
   - could be a nice way for learners to review artwork they see when exploring art on-line at The Getty.

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Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs

Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs | technologies | Scoop.it
picture communication cards, songs, games and learning activities for autism, aspergers, fetal alcohol syndrome and disabilities
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Do2Learn is a collection of resources that help practitioners find a way to improve the academic achievements, behaviour, and social skills of learners with special needs.
The website features...
-  games,
-  songs,
-  craft projects,
-  seasonal arts, and
-  much more.
Educators can find...
- literacy tools,
- behavior management plans,
- teacher toolbox, and
- other special education materials.
The materials and information provided on this website are created by experts in the area of special education.
The resources have been specifically developed to be adequate for learners with...
- Attention Deficit Disorder,
- Autism Spectrum Disorder, and
...other disabilities that inhibit their skills of self-regulation, communication, socializing, and learning.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Titles with full-text online | technologies | Scoop.it
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection of art history books could be a great resource for art practitioners and their learners.
Learners who are researching artists and or art movements could consult the collection to find reference materials.
Currently there are 394 volumes.
All of the books can be read online or downloaded as PDFs (Note/Beware: some of them are massive files). Visitors can search through the catalog of books by...
- thematic category,
- format, and
- publication type.
And, as you'd expect, by...
- title,
- author, and
- keyword.

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Jennifer Moss's curator insight, November 8, 2013 2:57 PM

Wonderful service - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is  is offering a bunch of their publications with full text as downloadable pdfs!

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WikiPaintings

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Wikipaintings is a great resource for Art practitioners and for those looking for some highly quality images of public domain artworks.
Wikipainings is a project that aims to create well-structured online repository of fine art.

The artwork featured in this platform includes both classical and contemporary art.
Note: The site presents both public domain artworks and works that are protected by copyright.

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My Learning - Learning with Museums Libraries and Archives

My Learning - Learning with Museums Libraries and Archives | technologies | Scoop.it
My Learning is a website for teachers and learners inspired by museum, library and archive collections. Content is created in consultation with teachers and is presented as resources designed to support different curriculum subjects and key stages.
John Dalziel's insight:

Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.
My Learning is a resource for practitioners and learners inspired by museum, library and archive collections. Resources are suggested sequences to learn about a particular curriculum topic.
Practitioners can search for a resource by subject, age group, museum or specific words. Resources are continually being added so please check regularly for new subjects and topics.
Subjects for Post 16 Learners include...
- Art and Design;
- Citizenship;
- Design and Technology;
- ESOL; and
- History.
The latest addition, at the time of curation, is "The M&S Company Archive"
The website has some excellent resources.

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Use the Museums to authenticate your work and aide visual understanding....

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The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room

The Plasma Screen & Whiteboard Room | technologies | Scoop.it
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A free website where practitioners in special schools can download teaching resources, created by other practitioners, that they can use on their plasma screens, interactive whiteboards, etc.  All the resources have been created by practitioners and are free to use for educational purposes.  Copyright remains with the owners of all the resources on the site.

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Create Animation - Sketch Star

Sketch Star is a fantastic place where users can create animations and drawings, see them online and and share them with a community of fellow artists!

 

Sketch Star is a free to use web application that lets users create animations online.

 

The website provides a frame where users can drag many objects such as...
- characters,
- props, and
- accessories;

 

These items can be
- moved around,
- resized, and
- adjusted
...since their individual parts are usually movable.

 

Added characters have plenty of expressions to choose from. By adding new frames and objects users can create a complete animation online.

 

Completed animations are published on the Sketch Star website and can be shared via email or on online social networks.

 

Note: The Sketch Star website lets you publish a maximum of 100 animations per month and save a maximum of 200 projects per month.

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The Rembrandt Database

The Rembrandt Database | technologies | Scoop.it

Another towering figures of Western art– Rembrandt van Rijn–has become more accessible to learners and their practitioners around the world.

 

The Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis have joined forces to create The Rembrandt Database, a resource that brings together materials from research institutions around the world, including the National Gallery of London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Rembrandt site is designed specifically for art scholars. “The Rembrandt Database aims to become the first port of call for research on Rembrandt’s paintings,” according to a statement on the website.

 

It doesn't stop here, by 2014 they hope to have material from 20 museums.

 

Currently (Oct 2012) there are only a dozen Rembrandt paintings in the database, but some of the entries are supported by extensive documentation, including infrared and X-ray imagery.

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Harmony

An application that allows users to sketch and create art work in their web browser.

 

This is done either by going to a website, or by installing an app in Google Chrome. (Important Note: Harmony does not seem to work in Internet Explorer, but it does run in Chrome, Firefox and Safari.)

 

Harmony isn't fancy, and lacks documentation or tutorial support.

 

However, it is an extremely versatile tool for creating art work with a mouse on a computer screen. I spent far too long using it and experimenting with allthe settings.

 

Work can be saved in .png format with a unique URL. Or, you can easily capture the resulting artwork as a screenshot.

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30 Top Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

30 Top Adobe Illustrator Tutorials | technologies | Scoop.it

Many practitioners and learners want to improve their skills in vector art; developing more illustrative skills means they can take on more tasks.

 

This post, from Fuel Your Creativity, doesn’t focused on tutorials for a specific version of Adobe Illustrator.

 

The tutorials aim to help users develop skills regardless of version — it's not always the  software, it's how it is used!

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