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    Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes

    By Dr Linda Buckley, Dr Jennifer Shepherd, Paul Dixon, Garrett Fagan

    How did the West African artworks known as the Benin Bronzes end up in European museums? And why does it matter? 

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2021

  • Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes

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    Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Paul Dixon
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Feb 2021
    How did the West African artworks known as the Benin Bronzes end up in European museums? And why does it matter? 
  • The Seasons in Art

    By Dr Emma Barker

    How have the seasons been represented in art over the centuries? These films explore this question by analysing paintings by famous artists from Bruegel to Van Gogh as well as some less well-known works.

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    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2020

  • The Seasons in Art

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Feb 2020
    How have the seasons been represented in art over the centuries? These films explore this question by analysing paintings by famous artists from Bruegel to...
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    Can you be the curator?

    By Dr Clare Taylor, Professor Leon Wainwright

    Put yourself in the shoes of a specialist charged with the V&A's collections. Can you place a range of objects into the correct place in the museum? Try this interactive.

    Take part now: Can you be the curator? about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2020

  • Can you be the curator?

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2020
    ...
  • Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art.

    By Dr Manuela Perteghella, Ricarda Vidal

    Dr Manuela Perteghella (OU) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (King’s College - London), are exploring what ‘home’ may mean in the era of migration and they also connect ideas of ‘home’ and language.

    Read now: Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art. about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jul 2019

  • Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art.

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Jul 2019
    Dr Manuela Perteghella (OU) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (King’s College - London), are exploring what ‘home’ may mean in the era of migration and they also connect...
  • Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning

    By Tita Beaven

    Dr Tita Beaven explores how can languages professionals address the languages crisis? And what happens when polyglots and artists get together with language teachers and learners to address the issues that face our discipline?

    Read now: Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2019

  • Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2019
    Dr Tita Beaven explores how can languages professionals address the languages crisis? And what happens when polyglots and artists get together with language...
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    Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity

    By Dr Umut Erel, Dimos Sarantidis, Dr Inma Álvarez, Dr Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez, Dr Carlos Montoro

    Who Are We Project: Opening up Education on the Move in 2019: Academics and Artists working together to understand migration, participation, citizenship and Belonging

    Read now: Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2019

  • Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity

    Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity Creative commons image Icon ©Patrícia Venâncio under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2019
    Who Are We Project: Opening up Education on the Move in 2019: Academics and Artists working together to understand migration, participation, citizenship and...
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    What do you see? How images can change what you think

    By Leah R. Clark

    Are images we see every day always what they seem? Look beyond your first glance and discover how images can persuade you to think a certain way.

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    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    07 Jun 2019

  • What do you see? How images can change what you think

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    What do you see? How images can change what you think Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jun 2019
    Are images we see every day always what they seem? Look beyond your first glance and discover how images can persuade you to think a certain way.
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    Promoting equality through the Arts

    By Agnes Czajka

    Budding stars of the stage performed to highlight all people are equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities.

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    Article

    20 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    08 Mar 2019

  • Promoting equality through the Arts

    Promoting equality through the Arts Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Shaun Armstrong
    Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 08 Mar 2019
    Budding stars of the stage performed to highlight all people are equal and should enjoy social, political and economic rights and opportunities.
  • Maintaining social order with gruesome images of Hell

    By Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou

    Angeliki Lymberopoulou, a Lecturer in Art History at The Open University, explains the meaning of a fresco in the church of Kitiros in Crete. 

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 Dec 2018

  • Maintaining social order with gruesome images of Hell

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Dec 2018
    Angeliki Lymberopoulou, a Lecturer in Art History at The Open University, explains the meaning of a fresco in the church of Kitiros in Crete. 
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    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. Agnes asked Nele what kinds of issues The Citizenshop was meant to highlight.

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Sep 2018

  • Shopping for citizenship: A conversation at the Citizenshop

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 18 Sep 2018
    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...

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  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Paul Dixon

    Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes

    By Dr Linda Buckley, Dr Jennifer Shepherd, Paul Dixon, Garrett Fagan

    How did the West African artworks known as the Benin Bronzes end up in European museums? And why does it matter? 

    Watch now: Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes about Managing projects through people

    Video

    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Feb 2021

  • Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes

    Featuring: Video Video
    Art, Loot and Empire: The Benin Bronzes Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Paul Dixon
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Feb 2021
    How did the West African artworks known as the Benin Bronzes end up in European museums? And why does it matter? 
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    Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated tales which fired our young imaginations and transported us to magical worlds To an adults eye some picture books may seem remarkably simple even oversimplified However in this free course Exploring books for children words and pictures you will learn how childrens books use words and pictures together in remarkably sophisticated ways to communicate both to young and older readers drawing on examples from the classics such as Beatrix Potters Tales of Peter Rabbit and from contemporary childrens authors such as Anthony Browne author of Gorilla

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    02 Apr 2020

  • Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Exploring books for children: words and pictures Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Courtesy of Jackie Tuck
    Intermediate level Duration 8 hours Updated 02 Apr 2020
    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
  • The Seasons in Art

    By Dr Emma Barker

    How have the seasons been represented in art over the centuries? These films explore this question by analysing paintings by famous artists from Bruegel to Van Gogh as well as some less well-known works.

    Watch now: The Seasons in Art about Managing projects through people

    Video

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    06 Feb 2020

  • The Seasons in Art

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 06 Feb 2020
    How have the seasons been represented in art over the centuries? These films explore this question by analysing paintings by famous artists from Bruegel to...
  • Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 138369143 © Seventyfourimages | Dreamstime.com

    Can you be the curator?

    By Dr Clare Taylor, Professor Leon Wainwright

    Put yourself in the shoes of a specialist charged with the V&A's collections. Can you place a range of objects into the correct place in the museum? Try this interactive.

    Take part now: Can you be the curator? about Managing projects through people

    Activity

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2020

  • Can you be the curator?

    Featuring: Activity Activity
    Can you be the curator? Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: ID 138369143 © Seventyfourimages | Dreamstime.com
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Jan 2020
    ...
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    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 citys geographical location and ethnically diverse population Studying Venice and its art offers a challenge to the conventional notion of Renaissance art as an entirely Italian phenomenon

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    Free course

    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    02 Aug 2019

  • Art in Renaissance Venice

    Free Course Free Course
    Art in Renaissance Venice Creative commons image Icon Salvatore Gerace under Creative-Commons license
    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 02 Aug 2019
    This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance...
  • Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art.

    By Dr Manuela Perteghella, Ricarda Vidal

    Dr Manuela Perteghella (OU) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (King’s College - London), are exploring what ‘home’ may mean in the era of migration and they also connect ideas of ‘home’ and language.

    Read now: Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art. about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Jul 2019

  • Who are we?: Talking Transformations: Home on the Move. A project of translation, poetry and art.

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Jul 2019
    Dr Manuela Perteghella (OU) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (King’s College - London), are exploring what ‘home’ may mean in the era of migration and they also connect...
  • Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning

    By Tita Beaven

    Dr Tita Beaven explores how can languages professionals address the languages crisis? And what happens when polyglots and artists get together with language teachers and learners to address the issues that face our discipline?

    Read now: Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2019

  • Who are we?: Polyglots, poetry and language learning

    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2019
    Dr Tita Beaven explores how can languages professionals address the languages crisis? And what happens when polyglots and artists get together with language...
  • Creative commons image Icon ©Patrícia Venâncio under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity

    By Dr Umut Erel, Dimos Sarantidis, Dr Inma Álvarez, Dr Mara Fuertes-Gutiérrez, Dr Carlos Montoro

    Who Are We Project: Opening up Education on the Move in 2019: Academics and Artists working together to understand migration, participation, citizenship and Belonging

    Read now: Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity about Managing projects through people

    Article

    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 Jul 2019

  • Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity

    Who are we? A project about art, migration, politics and identity Creative commons image Icon ©Patrícia Venâncio under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 26 Jul 2019
    Who Are We Project: Opening up Education on the Move in 2019: Academics and Artists working together to understand migration, participation, citizenship and...
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    Musée du Louvre

    The Muse du Louvre houses 35000 works of art including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo but how were they brought together as a collection This free course examines the importance of art through history and the impact of personality and conflict

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    23 Jul 2019

  • Musée du Louvre

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Video Video
    Musée du Louvre Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 23 Jul 2019
    The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the...
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    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 memorials It will help you to begin to think about how form influences meaning in the arts and how ideas influence approaches to the humanities

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    Free course

    4 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Jun 2019

  • 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 17 Jun 2019
    This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to...