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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1900 - The 20th Century
Topic: Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Tate Gallery St Ives
Name of Producer: Tate gallery
Language/s of Product: English
Website of the product:
Target Group: General Public, Art teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
This is an open website available in the public domain.
Objectives & Structure:
The site is produced by the Tate Gallery St Ives in Cornwall as an introduction to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Garden. It is, therefore, both an encouragement to visit and a ‘catalogue’ of the work that may be seen there.
From a menu of clickable titles on the Home Page, teachers can access an enormous range of resources covering many aspects of her work and life and suitable for a range of age groups.
Description of contents:
The clickable menu includes:
• Events and Education within which is a section ‘Schools’ and then a sub-section called ‘Teaching Resources’. Here there is a downloadable PDF file, Barbara Hepwoth Teachers’ Resource Pack which will provide a teacher with a wealth of ideas, questions and links to promote student study. There is also an excellent bibliography and website list covering Barbara Hepworth and a wide range of other 20th century sculptors.
• Works on display show the works in the St Ives Gallery.
• Hepworth Collection shows images and text describing other pieces of her work on show in other Tate galleries.
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
Quality of the evaluation tools: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Much of the information contained on the site can be used directly by students but generally the site will provide teachers with information or detail to include in their lesson planning.
The Teachers’ Resource Pack is an excellent resource that provides a detailed timeline; a list of suggested questions that pupils might ask about Hepworth’s work; a list of key themes; and an appropriate range of suggestions for associated teaching and learning activities for secondary students.
This is an accessible and very useful site for teachers initiating ideas and information about Barbara Hepworth and other 20th century sculptors.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Sam Tinkler
Name of School: Southfield Technology College
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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