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Anjoš, Helena. (2018). Virtual museums and the visual arts teaching. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Art History. [mentor Alviž, Josipa].

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This diploma thesis includes the definition and presentation of virtuals museums, and their potential role in the visual art teaching. An important educational role of museums has already been recognized and researched, while the mentioned role is primarily described in the context of the constructivist theory in the paperwork. According to the constructivist theory, the contemporary school is considering ways to encourage students for the new knowledge acquiring while actively participating in the process. That kind of education could gain a significant amount of benefit considering the infinity of opportunities that Internet, and therefore virtual musemus also, posseses. In that respect, the paperwork includes the definition of the virtuality, virtual reality and virtual museums. The museum division is presented, regarding to their content, the level of interaction, the duration, the communication mode with the visitor, the level of immersion, the sustainability, the distribution mode and the usage area. Also, their development and the advantages and disadvantages compared to traditional museums are described. With regard to the unstoppable penetration of the information-communication technology into the modern education, the advantages of visiting the museum in the virtual environment is obvious. In the addition to the basic features of the visual arts contemporary teaching, the skills, which could be developed by students through the application of virtual museums in the learning and teaching, are also described in the paper. Some of the successfully designed virtual museums are presented below, including the highlighted content that I find the most valuable for the usage in the fine arts teaching and learning, with the emphasis on the educational content. Finally, there is a brief review of the Croatian museums in the virtual environment which ends with the conclusion that there is a great amount of space for the development of the quality and diverse educational content, but also there is a need for them which would resulted in the making of the highly accessible Croatian art heritage outside the museum institutions themselves.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtuality, virtual museum, visual art, secondary school education, digital media
Subjects: History of art
Departments: Department of Art History
Supervisor: Alviž, Josipa
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 10:50
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 10:50

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