By the Numbers: Object Based Learning

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 12:00

The Mount Holyoke College Art Museum and its collection provide rich source material for many MHC courses in art and art history, as well as in other disciplines. In fact, this year the museum has seen a surge in the number of visits by faculty and students for class work. Here’s the evidence.

34
Number of classes that visited the museum in the past year

15
Number of academic disciplines represented

1,053
Total number of objects pulled* for faculty and student viewing

327
Number of prints pulled from the permanent collection

42
Number of paintings pulled from the permanent collection

479
Number of photographs pulled from the permanent collection

59
Number of coins pulled from the permanent collection

22
Number of war posters pulled from the permanent collection

80
Number of Egyptian objects pulled from the permanent collection

3
Number of Asian scrolls pulled from the permanent collection

5
Number of sculptures pulled from the permanent collection

18
Number of different mediums represented from the objects pulled


*Works of art in permanent collection not currently on view


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