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Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

Wikimedia material containing images of all miniatures from the Bulgarian transcript – Vatican copy – of the Manasses chronicle

Country: Bulgaria
Century: 1300 - The 14th Century
Topic: Old-Bulgarian manuscript from 1344 – 1345 - an old-Bulgarian transcript of the Manasses Chronicle
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): Scans from the book "Miniatures from the Manasses Chronicle", Ivan Duichev, "Bulgarski hudojnik" Publishing house, Sofia, 1962
Name of Producer: Wikimedia
Language/s of Product: English, German, Bulgarian
Target Group: General audience
Website last update: 27 April 2008
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Availability of community:
article welcomes reader comments
Objectives & Structure:
The selected material is a database of the miniatures presented in the Bulgarian transcript. It is a good visualization instrument, which should be aided by other teaching sources.
The material is most appropriate for teachers in arts and history of arts, who can use the contents for their classes.

The provided information can be incorporated into a training course.

Description of contents:
The material holds scans of all the miniatures, as presented in the book of Ivan Duichev.
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: fair
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: good
Availability and quality of simulation exercises: poor
Quality of the evaluation tools: poor
Possibility of printing/saving material or tests: excellent
How the product could be improved?: Adding a learning-community, a forum, a profound research on the chronicle and its Bulgarian transcript/s. Exercises should also be integrated – for example recognition of events and figures presented in the miniatures after carefully studying them a
Description of how the website can be used with the students::
This article is suitable to be used with the students. Its contents can be used for discussions as well as for autonomous viewing. The best way of using it would be if it is combined with other lecture materials.

Evaluation Date: 14 May 2008
Name of teacher: Elena Marinova Haralambieva
Name of School: 106 school «Grigorii Tzamblak»
Country: Bulgaria
Subjects Taught: fine arts

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