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Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Educators

Rustam Kills the White Div, folio from the manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 1562, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Rustam Kills the White Div, folio from the manuscript of the Shahnama by Firdawsi, Iran, Shiraz, Safavid period, 1562, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum.

Saturday, February 2, 2013
9:00am – 1:00pm

Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

Professional Development Workshop for Middle and High School Educators
Workshop

Held in conjunction with the exhibition In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art at the Harvard Art Museums, this workshop will provide an overview of exhibition themes by Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art. Additional gallery activities with museum educators will promote active learning and critical thinking. Topics to be discussed:

  • How can the study of Islamic artworks, some more than 1,000 years old, help deepen contemporary cross-cultural understanding?
  • In what ways are epic stories of the past “true”?
  • What skills and knowledge can be developed through close observation and visual analysis?

Participants will receive four PDP points and the exhibition catalogue for In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art. A limited number of bus stipends for class visits to the exhibition are available.

Participation is free, but space is limited and registration is required.

Registration extended: RSVP by January 29, 2013, to erin_loeb [at] harvard [dot] edu or 617-496-8576. Please note that a $25.00 check is required to reserve your place. Checks will be returned on the first day of the workshop.