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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

National Portrait Gallery: Search the collection: John Michael Wright (1617-1694), Painter

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1600 - The 17th Century
Topic: William Dobson and John Michael Wright
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): National Portrait Gallery
Name of Producer: National Portrait Gallery
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
The intention of the site is to offer thumbnail images of all John Michael Wright’s work, or work associated with him, in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection.
Each thumbnail photograph has a basic title showing name of artist, name of sitter, date, size and materials used, and where in the collection the work can be found.
These can then be enlarged and further detail studied.

Description of contents:
There are 21 portraits shown.
Each picture can be interrogated further by clicking to enlarge and reading a more detailed text that covers aspects about the sitter, the artist, linked publications, subjects and themes.

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: good
Exploitation of the electronic potential: excellent
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
Students, either individually or as a group, could explore this site as an introduction to the artist and some of his work.
An excellent site for teachers or students to begin a study into Wright.
Evaluation Date: 30.06.08
Name of teacher: Andy Mortimer
Name of School: Project Developer
Country: UK
Subjects Taught: Art

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