Category Archives: Features

A dialogue

A Conversation with Community Advocate John Davis

By lmrhody | November 19, 2013

LINDSAY SHERIDAN: What is your personal arts history and educational background? JOHN DAVIS: From a very early age, my mom was supportive of my interest in the arts. We lived in Minneapolis, and I grew up with her taking me to all the museums there. I went to college at the Minneapolis College of Art […]

Touch Art

Hands On at the National Gallery?

By lmrhody | November 19, 2013

CBC Radio’s This is That recently interviewed Lonny Cartwright, a consultant who has been hired by the National Gallery of Canada to make the museum more kid-friendly. Mr. Cartwright’s ideas for the museum revolve around letting kids touch the art. And by that he means allowing children to “physically lay their hands on the canvas” because, […]

Europeana Education

Europeana Creative Remixes for Education

By lmrhody | November 19, 2013

European Schoolnet (EUN) is a network of 30 European Ministries of Education based in Brussels, Belgium, that aims to bring innovation in teaching and learning to Ministries of Education, schools and researchers.  EUN is a key partner in the Europeana Creative project supporting and testing the educational pilot applications being developed. Its extensive network of […]

Hurricane Sandy

Photo of the Week: Documenting Sandy Exhibition

By lmrhody | November 19, 2013

In the month after Superstorm Sandy, BHS featured photos of the storm collected through social media as its Photos of the Week.  We used a Storify page to collect the photographs, which came in from staff members and friends of the institution. In the few days following the storm, the number of submissions and the […]

Omeka

Personal Learning Repository in Omeka.net; exhibit building assignment

By lmrhody | November 19, 2013

In my HIST2809, Historian’s Craft this term, I’ve been asking for students to maintain a repository of their learning using Omeka.net. Every time we do an assignment or an exercise, that work is meant to go into their repository. The final exercise in the course is to build an exhibit of their learning progress. Here […]

Creative commons image by Jim Champion from Flickr

When Science and Archaeological Conspiracy Theories Collide

By lmrhody | November 6, 2013

There’s no doubt that technology has changed the field of archaeology in profound ways. New tools have taken archaeologists to places they couldn’t go before and opened the door to countless new discoveries. They’ve also shed some light on some of the—err—more creative interpretations of artifacts. Let’s just go ahead and call them what they […]