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October, 1998

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This portion of the Museum's Web site has activities and art images selected for children. The site includes answers to questions frequently asked by children.

The site uses large text and a simple layout for the children's section. Works of art are displayed as small images to decrease loading times.

The education pages are fairly simple, with a heading graphic at the top and bulleted lists of links in the body of the page. Some pages have navigation menus and frames. Most pages have the main site menu at the bottom of the page, which includes a link to the education home page.

The education section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Web site has been created especially for children. Users will find activities such as one where they view a small portion of an image and guess what the picture is. There's a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page with the most popular questions posed by children. The site has resources for teachers, with links to summaries of current and recent exhibits, and indices of works of art by region or time period. Each featured object includes background information and an image of the object. Educators can get information on summer programs offered for teachers, or details on bringing a school group to the museum for a tour. Art teachers and educators looking to introduce art to the classroom could let their students tour the site.