Monday, June 2, 2008

Art History Via Flickr

The Brooklyn Museum seems to really embrace social media and user generated content. Last month the Brooklyn Museum hosted an online visitor curated exhibit called Click. Now the Brooklyn Museum has made available, on Flickr, thousands images from their collection. The Brooklyn Museum's Flickr photostream contains 54 albums featuring thousands of images spanning numerous aspects of art and art history.

Applications for Education
Online art collections like those from the Brooklyn Museum and other museums, art galleries, and libraries make far more material available to students than they would ever find in their school or local library.

Online art collections are useful in other content areas as well. A collection of Egyptian images is a great supplement to a history lesson as it can engage visual learners. And if you're looking for material to complement an American literature or American history course be sure to check out The Commons collection on Flickr in addition to the Brooklyn Museum's collections.