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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

British History, Tudors: Portrait Miniature of Elizabeth I

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1500 - The 16th Century
Topic: Nicholas Hilliard
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Name of Author(s): Katherine Coombs
Name of Producer: BBC
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, historians, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
Objectives & Structure:
Elizabeth I was expert at what we now call public relations, and she was careful to control the distribution of images of herself. Katherine Coombes explains how the 'Virgin Queen' used portrait miniatures to good effect.
It is a simple essay type structure with a few small images.
Description of contents:
The site is in 6 clear sections:
1. Images and portraits
2. The wider picture
3. Personal emblems
4. Public responses
5. Did you know? (more about Nicholas Hilliard)
6. Find out more. (references)
Evaluation and Comments:
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Clarity of structure, logical sequence of contents: excellent
Usability / easiness of navigation: excellent
The website is interesting / stimulating: excellent
Educational and learning value: excellent
Quality and relevancy of content: excellent
Compatibility of the content with the target group: excellent
Suitability and quality of graphic interface: excellent
Degree and quality of interaction: excellent
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site through each section to get a clearer understanding of Elizabethan times, and the role of a miniaturist like Nicholas Hilliard.
A useful site for teachers or students to place Hilliard’s art into a broader historical context.
Useful links between History and Art.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Stef Gabrysch
Name of School: Queen Elizabeth School
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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