Web Site of the Week: Metmuseum.org
Posted by: Christine Bulson
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has just updated their web site. There are now over 340,000 entries for paintings, sculptures, costumes and photographs in the museum many with images. For the prospective visitor, floor plans of over 375 galleries are clickable and zoomable. There are suggested itineraries for a half day, highlight tours and family itineraries by age of children. In addition to information on past, current and upcoming exhibits there is section for educators. It includes information for visits by school groups and lesson plans to use before a visit. There are also lesson plans for elementary, middle school or high school students who are not visiting the museum. Other museums around the world have similar websites, they are a treasure trove of information.