At First Monday, a very informative overview of web-based educational resources available from selected U.S. art museums. Could be a good site for designers, artists, and art history students.
Art museums in the United States share a common mission to educate many people – from families to teachers to researchers. But how do these museums use the World Wide Web to extend their educational mission? More specifically, what kinds of educational materials do U.S. art museums offer to online visitors, and how broadly available are such resources across the Web? This study set out to answer these questions and to tie the findings to the contextual model of museum learning. Conclusions are drawn about how museums from the sample fit within a technology adoption curve.