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  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...
  • 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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    What's it like being a museum curator?

    Expert curators from the V&A, give us the lowdown on what it's like a being a museum curator.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    31 Jan 2020

  • What's it like being a museum curator?

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 31 Jan 2020
    Expert curators from the V&A, give us the lowdown on what it's like a being a museum curator.
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    Can you be the curator?

    By Dr Clare Taylor, Dr 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.

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    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
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    Secrets of the Museum

    A unique arts series venturing behind the scenes at the world-famous museum of art, design and performance, the V&A.

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    Updated on:

    29 Jan 2020

  • Secrets of the Museum

    Updated 29 Jan 2020
    A unique arts series venturing behind the scenes at the world-famous museum of art, design and performance, the V&A.
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    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    30 Aug 2019

  • How do historians know about the past?

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    How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 30 Aug 2019
    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 
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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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    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.
  • Musicians, loops and the longest piece ever

    By Dr Robert Samuels

    Dr Robert Samuels explores looping in music and demonstrates how technology can make musical use of the sound of a dog eating a carrot.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 Feb 2019

  • Musicians, loops and the longest piece ever

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 Feb 2019
    Dr Robert Samuels explores looping in music and demonstrates how technology can make musical use of the sound of a dog eating a carrot.
  • Representations of hell in Christian art

    By Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou

    Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou looks at Christian representations of Hell and how these have been historically used. 

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    Article

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    11 Dec 2018

  • Representations of hell in Christian art

    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Dec 2018
    Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou looks at Christian representations of Hell and how these have been historically used. 
  • 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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  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the past and present. Explore festivals dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, discover ...

    Watch now: Celebrating festivals from the past and present about Managing projects through people

    Video

    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2020

  • Celebrating festivals from the past and present

    Featuring: Video Video
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 20 Jul 2020
    The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has curated a virtual festival to showcase and celebrate some of the lesser-known festivals of the...
  • 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...

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    The MA in Art History draws upon the exciting research and outstanding teaching...

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    Updated 18 Jan 2021
    You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification....

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    This degree will equip you with the knowledge and critical skills to understand...

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