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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

British Library: European Manuscripts – Medieval Realms

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1300 - The 14th Century
Topic: Luttrell Psalter
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Name of Author(s): British Library
Name of Producer: British Library
Language/s of Product: English
Website of the product:
Target Group: General public, teachers and students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site with interactive sections that allow detailed exploration of historical topics illustrated by Luttrell Psalter. The site would allow teachers opportunities to add historical context to the art work or link art and history in the curriculum. Students could access the site directly and study the art work in some detail through the illustrations chosen.
Description of contents:
Excellent illustrations from the Luttrell Psalter in sections on ‘The Death of Thomas Becket’, ‘Medieval Patterns’ and ‘Medieval Women’.
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::
The site could provide a basis for discussion; material for research; motivation; and opportunities for both autonomous learning and group learning.
The topics illustrated are particularly appropriate and of interest to secondary students.
There are examples of medieval pattern making that could link directly with other historical examples across Europe and within UK (eg William Morris) and also to a student’s own practical work.
This is an excellent, high quality resource for schools and would work well in tandem with the other British Library site – – which allows further interactive examination of the Luttrell Psalter. (see separate evaluation review)
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Andy Mortimer
Name of School: Project Developer
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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