More than 80 videos now featured; new collaborative learning resources to come

Getty Museum's educational videos on Khan Academy's website

Getty Museum’s educational videos on Khan Academy’s website

The Getty Museum offers a treasure trove of educational videos about art history and art-making. Our YouTube channel features topics ranging from the mummification process (in all its gory glory) to the making of intricate and colorful medieval manuscripts. I’m happy to announce that dozens of these videos will now be featured by the Khan Academy, a non-profit that seeks to provide free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

As a first step, today more than 80 videos, created primarily by the Museum’s Collection Information and Access department, have been released on Khan Academy’s website. Moving forward, we will work with Khan Academy’s art historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, to create new videos, critical-thinking exercises, and quizzes.

Khan Academy has an impressive collection of tutorials, articles, discussions, and videos that cover art from ancient times to the present. The Museum has a particular strength in interpretive videos on techniques and materials unique to our collection, such as Greek vase-making and glass-blowing—as well as playful slants on art perfect for kids (check out the lessons from a blue gangster demon).

Sharing these videos with Khan Academy’s users is in step with the mission of the Getty Museum’s Education Department to make its award-winning programming and resources available to as many audiences as possible, both on-site and online. These include free online curricula and interactive activities, tours, workshops, webinars, lectures, performances and a robust program of school visits. In the last year alone, more than 135,000 students visited the Getty’s two locations.

We’re looking forward to a fruitful and creative partnership with the Khan Academy for years to come.