The Edmonton Heritage Council seeks an exhibit designer to curate, design, and produce an exhibit for their upcoming Edmontonia Living Rooms project. A collaboration between the EHC and the Multicultural Health Brokers Co-Operative, and funded by the Government of Canada’s Canada 150 fund, Edmontonia Living Rooms brings together Edmonton’s cultural communities to celebrate the unfolding story of Canada.
Through a series of community gatherings leading up to a traveling public exhibit, Edmontonia Living Rooms will share stories and experiences from diverse Edmontonians related to universal themes including home, learning, love, and healing.
We are dissatisfied with the large expensive art history textbook. We find that they are difficult for many students, contain too many images, and just are not particularly engaging. In addition, we find the web resources developed by publishers to be woefully uncreative. We had developed quite a bit of content for our online Western art history courses and we had also created many podcasts, and a few screencasts for our Smarthistory blog. So, it finally occurred to us, why not use the personal voice that we use when we teach online, along with the multimedia we had already created for our blog and for our courses, to create a more engaging “web-book” that could be used in conjunction with art history survey courses. We also realized that this content would be useful to museum visitors and other informal learners. We are committed to joining the growing number of teachers who make their content freely available on the web.
Smarthistory.org is an open, not-for-profit, art history textbook. We use multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art. We are seeking contributors—especially for canonical non-Western material and other survey topics not yet covered. We welcome comments, feedback and corrections. More >