Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Culture NOW - Museum Without Walls

Culture NOW is a New York City based organization that works to promote diversity through arts education and cultural tourism. One of Culture NOW's efforts toward that goal is the creation of a Google Map featuring museums and culturally significant sites across North America. The Museum Without Walls map features thousands of placemarks representing museums. Click on a placemark to learn a little about s museum, get a link to that museum, and in some cases listen to a podcast about that museum and its collections.

Applications for Education
Culture NOW's Museum Without Walls map could be a good resource for US teachers and students looking to learn more about the cultural sites near them and across the country. The podcasts provide offer insight into the purpose of the museums. The podcast series also includes audio tours to accompany a site visit to some of the places on the Culture NOW map.