Lifelong Learning Programme

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This material reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

Art Sources Review

Title of Product:

British Library: Online gallery – Turn the Pages: Glimpses of Medieval Life

Country: United Kingdom
Century: 1300 - The 14th Century
Topic: Luttrell Psalter
Image of the product:

Name of Author(s): British Library
Name of Producer: British Library
Language/s of Product: English
Target Group: General public, teachers, students 11+
Overall Evaluation: excellent
Objectives & Structure:
Open site allowing interactive response to content. The site is intended to allow students to explore a source for themselves as if they were turning the actual pages of a manuscript.
It adds historical context to the art work through spoken or written commentary and will allow self directed enlargement of images to study detail.
Description of contents:
A ‘virtual tour’ of the Luttrell Psalter which also allows comparison with other European and World manuscripts of different periods.
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
How the product could be improved?: One version of Turning the Pages ( does not require the Shockwave plug-in. It foregoes the interactive animation that lets you 'virtually' turn pages and brings you the same high-quality images in standar
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 pages of the manuscript illustrated are particularly appropriate and of interest to secondary students showing vignettes of everyday life in Medieval England.
Comparisons can be made directly with other examples of manuscript art from across Europe.
This is an excellent, high quality resource for schools and would work well in tandem with the other British Library site – – which allows further detailed study 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

Comments about this product

Michelangelo - Copyright 2008 - This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

Valid XHTML 1.1Valid CSS!Materiale fotografico: © Pavel Losevsky |