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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Maria Sibylla Merian and daughters

Country: Germany
Century: 1600 - The 17th Century
Topic: Maria Sibylla Merian
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): The Getty Museum, L-A.
Name of Producer: The J. Paul Getty Trust
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: - students of secondary schools - Visitors of the “Getty”-Museum, - people interested in the subject “Maria Sibylla Merian”
Availability of community:
slideshow of the Meran illustrations (Suriname)
Objectives & Structure:
Table of contents:

- predecessors
- beginning
- the new book of flowers
- the caterpillar book
- a womans business in Amsterdam
- the insects of Suriname
- spreading the Merian name
Description of contents:
This source gives a very nice overview over Maria Sibyllas life and work as well as an insight in her famous illustrations (Suriname).
As Maria Sibylla was one of the first women in nature-sciences this source also adresses this topic. Furthermore not only Maria Sibylla herself but also her daughters are introduced, because it was namely their merit to their mothers work distributed and mentioned.
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: fair
Exploitation of the electronic potential: fair
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: poor
How the product could be improved?: this is not a website made for teaching purposes, so this kind of
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
- as an introduction to the theme : Illustrations of nature and as an introduction to the (family) life of Maria Sibylla Merian and her daughters
Evaluation Date: 23.7.2008
Name of teacher: Inge Mylius
Name of School: Eduard Spranger-Gymnasium
Country: Germany
Subjects Taught: arts, crafts

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