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Interdisciplinary Teaching with Museum Objects (edX)

Educators from four Smithsonian museums will explore connections among their collections and model teaching strategies that participants can implement with their students, whether online or in the classroom. Teachers, don't miss this special opportunity to learn with four Smithsonian museums from [...]

The Smithsonian Summer Sessions: Inspiring Civic Engagement (edX)

Discover how museum objects can help learners explore the challenges and opportunities of living in a democracy and inspire civic action. How can educators of all disciplines prepare students to be active and informed participants in a democracy? Join us to explore this question through the lens of six [...]

Seeing Through Photographs (Coursera)

Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that [...]

What Is Contemporary Art? (Coursera)

What is contemporary art? In this course, you’ll consider this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a focus on art from the past decade. You’ll hear directly from artists, architects, and designers from around the globe about their creative processes, [...]

Managing Museums in the 21st Century, a My Armenia Program series (edX)

This course provides a broad introduction to various aspects of operating a museum. This course is not intended to serve as a primer for managing a museum, but rather as a resource for thinking about different approaches to museum operations and activities as shared by a number of diverse [...]

Dead Interesting: Uncovering Roman Britain in Old Museum Collections (FutureLearn)

Dec 6th 2021
Dead Interesting: Uncovering Roman Britain in Old Museum Collections (FutureLearn)
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Explore the archaeology of early Roman Britain an d learn techniques to build a profile of an individual from the first century AD. Uncover the history of early Roman Britain. What did a Roman funeral look, sound, and smell like? And how can you tell just from a person’s [...]

Creating Meaningful and Inclusive Museum Practices (FutureLearn)

Learn how to engage and collaborate with diverse communities to turn museums into spaces of social inclusion and belonging. Encourage wider cultural participation, community inclusion, and co-curation. This course will broaden your perspective on the role of contemporary museums in community engagement and equip you with the skills to [...]

The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning (FutureLearn)

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The Museum as a Site and Source for Learning (FutureLearn)
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Explore the purpose of museums today and find how they facilitate learning. Find out how museum collections, spaces and technology help visitors learn. What is the purpose of museums in today’s world - a world obsessed with technology? On this course we explore what can be gained from interacting [...]

Creating a Digital Cultural Heritage Community (edX)

Learn how to create a community for digital cultural heritage through innovative practices for user engagement. Do you want to know what happens behind the scenes of museums, archives and libraries? Have you ever wondered what these organisations do to share their collections with audiences? Would you like to [...]

Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You (edX)

Gain an understanding of history, museum studies, and curation by looking at, organizing, and interpreting art, artifacts, scientific curiosities, and the stuff of everyday life. Have you ever wondered about how museum, library, and other kinds of historical or scientific collections all come together? Or how and why [...]