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  • Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are selfies a terrible thing?

    By Rose Capdevila, Dr Lisa Lazard

    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Are selfies a terrible thing?

    Are selfies a terrible thing? Creative commons image Icon Ellen De Vos under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Is the rise of the selfie a sign of a culture collapsing into narcissism - or is there something positive in the trend of arm's length self portraiture?
  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann

    Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view

    By Dr Lily Ford

    Across the late 18th and 19th centuries, the public embraced the magic of the panorama - a clamour which owed a lot...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view

    Virtual reality, 19th Century style: The history of the panorama and balloon view Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Rudolph Ackermann
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    Across the late 18th and 19th centuries, the public embraced the magic of the panorama - a clamour which owed a lot to the popularity of hot air ballooning.
  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are

    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

    By Agnes Czajka, Nele Vos

    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Mar 2017

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Who We Are
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 06 Mar 2017
    Nele Vos’s interactive installation, The Citizenshop, is also part of the ‘Who Are We?’ project at Tate Exchange. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The...
  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

    By Lucia Scazzocchio, Dr Giota Alevizou

    Beyond The Babble is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity,...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2017

  • Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening

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    Beyond the Babble: A conversation about the art of listening Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2017
    Beyond The Babble is an interactive and participatory audio focused installation, exploring questions of identity, belonging and the fragile nuance of power...
  • From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman

    From a distance

    By Behjat Omer Abdulla, Dr Umut Erel

    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Mar 2017

  • From a distance

    From a distance Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Andreas Engman
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Mar 2017
    From a Distance: A conversation on the ethics of representing the refugee crisis between Umut Erel and Behjat Omer Abdulla
  • How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain

    How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    By Professor Kishwar Rizvi

    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam...

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    11 Jan 2017

  • How can we improve teaching about Islam?

    How can we improve teaching about Islam? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Public domain
    Updated 11 Jan 2017
    Fear and distrust can grow where there's a lack of understanding. Could a different approach to teaching about Islam in schools help?
  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute

    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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    15 mins

    Updated on:

    12 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Google Cultural Institute
    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon André Sampaio under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    A project to paint the favelas; the magician who makes nothing disappear; and a new tool to check medical research....

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016

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    OpenLearn Live: 10th August 2016 Creative commons image Icon André Sampaio under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Aug 2016
    A project to paint the favelas; the magician who makes nothing disappear; and a new tool to check medical research. Free learning from across the day.
  • Exhibiting Pain: Viewing creative works of life with long-term physical pain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Harrell-Sanders

    Exhibiting Pain: Viewing creative works of life with long-term physical pain

    By Susanne Main

    An invitation to view artwork capturing the feeling of long-term pain - and to share your responses.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Aug 2016

  • Exhibiting Pain: Viewing creative works of life with long-term physical pain

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    Exhibiting Pain: Viewing creative works of life with long-term physical pain Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dana Harrell-Sanders
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Aug 2016
    An invitation to view artwork capturing the feeling of long-term pain - and to share your responses.
  • Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

    Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside...

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    1 hour 30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Feb 2016

  • Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

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    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
    Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside today? Are you baffled by modern art? This...

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  • Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    06 Apr 2017

  • Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Scala, Florence
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    03 Apr 2017

  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

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    Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of graffiti...

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    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jan 2017

  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

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    Visions of protest: Graffiti
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 20 Jan 2017
    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting...
  • Musée du Louvre

    The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection?...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    05 Feb 2016

  • Musée du Louvre

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    Musée du Louvre Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 05 Feb 2016
    The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the...
  • Picturing the family

    Besides being simple mementos, family photographs can offer insights into the past. This free course, Picturing the family, looks at some of the...

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    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jan 2016

  • Picturing the family

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    Picturing the family Creative commons image Icon Used with permission under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 27 Jan 2016
    Besides being simple mementos, family photographs can offer insights into the past...
  • Commemoration: Visual texts

    This free course, Commemoration: Visual texts, explores the commemoration of war through treating two war memorials the Sandham Memorial Chapel...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Jan 2016

  • Commemoration: Visual texts

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    Commemoration: Visual texts Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 18 Jan 2016
    This free course, Commemoration: Visual texts, explores the commemoration of war...
  • Art in Renaissance Venice

    This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    15 Jan 2016

  • Art in Renaissance Venice

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    Art in Renaissance Venice Creative commons image Icon Salvatore Gerace under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 15 Jan 2016
    This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance...
  • Textiles in Ghana

    Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This free course will help you to understand how textiles can carry an...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Jan 2016

  • Textiles in Ghana

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    Textiles in Ghana Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 13 Jan 2016
    Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This free...
  • War memorials and commemoration

    This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to practise good study techniques using the theme of commemoration and...

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    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    12 Jan 2016

  • War memorials and commemoration

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    War memorials and commemoration Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 12 Jan 2016
    This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to...
  • An introduction to material culture

    This free course, An introduction to material culture, introduces the study of material culture. It asks why we should study things and outlines...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Jan 2016

  • An introduction to material culture

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    An introduction to material culture Creative commons image Icon Moyan Brenn under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 11 Jan 2016
    This free course, An introduction to material culture, introduces the study of...