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Getty Museum Partners with Khan Academy to bring art education to millions more learners

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:35:56

Post from Khan Academy’s Art Historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker:

Khan Academy is very proud to announce a partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

The Getty is one of the world’s premier cultural institutions with an exceptional collection of works of art that include Vincent Van Gogh’s Irises, an impressive collection of Rembrandts, and one of the world’s great collections of Greek and Roman antiquities. The Getty has played a leading role among cultural institutions in exploring how digital technologies can aid research, conservation, and education. An important recent example is their Open Content Program, making high-resolution photographs of public-domain art in the collection available for download, free of charge. And if that wasn’t enough, the architecture and gardens of the Getty Center and Villa are breathtakingly beautiful.

We are especially excited about this partnership in part because we have been using The Getty’s amazing library of innovative short-form video in our own classrooms for many years. Much of this amazing content will now be available to new audiences on Khan Academy. Perhaps even more importantly, The Getty is determined to deepen this collaboration and explore how we can best use the Khan Academy learning platform to create a dynamic learning experience around their online content.

Take a look at all the Getty Museum tutorials.

The mummification process