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Khan Academy + Met Museum + You = World Class Met Museum Content Online


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As reported by artdaily.org

“Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Sal Khan, founder and Executive Director of Khan Academy, announced the launch of a partnership that will provide expanded access for visitors around the world to the Metropolitan Museum’s online resources through Khan Academy.

Khan Academy seeks to provide free, high-quality education to anyone anywhere. It offers lessons in a variety of subjects, including math, science, and the humanities, and features lectures from noted educators.

The topics and tutorials from the Metropolitan Museum that have been posted on Khan Academy’s website include commentary, by a range of the Museum’s experts, that is presented in the context of its world-renowned, encyclopedic collection of works of art. This extensive content will complement and broaden Khan Academy’s existing art history content significantly.”

The content that the Metropolitan Museum has made available on Khan Academy falls into three topics with 109 videos. The topics are:

82nd & Fifth. Episodes of the Met’s award-winning online series 82nd & Fifth are now available on Khan Academy. Curators talk about works of art that changed the way they see the world: one curator, one work, two minutes at a time. (95 videos)

Extravagant Inventions. On what did the rulers of late 18th-century Europe spend their money? On wars, palaces, and the arts—and also extravagant mechanical furniture. Both the King of Prussia and the Empress of Russia entertained themselves and their guests with ingeniously concealed and automated drawers as well as hidden compartments built within some of the most elegant desks and tables ever devised. (5 videos) • Making, Finding, and Conserving. Go behind-the-scenes at the Met to explore how some of the world’s finest art was created, how it is conserved, and even how it was discovered. (9 videos).

For Educators, more than 100 connections to related lesson plans to assist teaching across content areas.

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