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Re: art resource pages on web

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Mon, 22 Jan 1996 18:17:11 -0500

What a terrific list of resources! You are to be congratulated for posting
them for all of us to use.

Also, your Art Galleries you've created for your Elementary students sound
fantastic. I just wanted to confirm that I agreed with everything you
stated concerning museums and reproductions. I teach in a highly isolated,
rural, economically deprived region of northern New York, and I too have
collected reproductions, posters, and magazine clippings for years. It is
certainly more desireable for people to experience "real" art, but when
that is difficult, then reproductions must take their place. It just takes
some extra effort to explain the differences in quality and value of
reproductions and original art. Recently I too have begun collecting laser
disks and CD-ROM's that are excellent supplements to books and
reproductions. It is my goal to provide opportunities for my high school
students to create their own multimedia presentations and research projects
- once I can upgrade my classroom computers to run authoring programs. And
the wealth of images and information on the Web make it even more essential
to get Internet access into the classroom. It could be that by exposing
children to the multitude of digital and reproduction art available, that
perhaps they will grow up to become adults who will want to stop in and
visit a museum to see the real "stuff".

Sandy Hildreth