masthead logo
email webmanager facebook | twitter | google+ | flickr | contacts | 


Logo

 

Education Kit

The National Gallery of Australia has produced an education kit to complement school visits to this exhibition. The kit is the fourth in a series which allows students to explore selected works of art and develop an appreciation of the life and times in which the artist created the work.

�You can download the interactive program from the New Worlds from Old education kit from the Download page.

The exhibition tells the story of landscape painting in both Australia and the United States in the 19th century. It is the story of artists exploring, celebrating, finding solace in and finally feeling comfortable with the landscape of their respective countries. New Worlds from Old brings together one hundred and twenty of the greatest Australian and American landscape paintings. The comparison reveals not only what is common to landscape painting in the 19th century, but also the distinctiveness and unique qualities of these two continents in the hands of some great painters.

The Kit contains

 

What’s on the CD-ROM...

The CD-ROM contains a stand-alone student interactive program capable of operating on Macintosh and Windows computers.You can download the interactive program and the Teacher Resources from the Download page.

The content of this program includes

 

The 15 works are linked into five themes which trace the change in landscape painting style since 1780. These themes are:

 

Macintosh (6.6 MB) To download the Macintosh version of the New Worlds From Old interactive, click the title above. It should download automatically and extract itself to where ever you have specified in the StuffIt Expander preferences.

To use the file you need a program able to deal with BinHexed documents, like the free StuffIt Expander from Aladdin
�Systems
. Most modern browsers come with this program so there is probably nothing that needs to be installed.

To download the Windows version of the New Worlds From Old interactive, click the title above. Your browser will then ask you to specify a location to save the executable. When the download is complete, find the executable in File Manager and run it.

Windows 95 (8.9 MB) To download the Windows95� version of the New Worlds From Old interactive, click� the title above. Your browser will then ask you to specify a location to save the application. When the download is complete find the executable and run it.

Teacher Resources (36 KB) To download the Teacher Resources for New Worlds From Old interactive, click the title above. The file are compressed RTF documents. To use them you need a decompression program that can handle zip files, like WinZip for the PC or StuffIt Expander with Expander Enhancer for the Mac, and a word processor that can open RTF documents.