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“Ideal Women” online

Many, if not all, of the Pre-Raphaelites had their own ideal of beauty“,

as the recently launched Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource illustrates through beautiful images of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and sketches in its Learning resources section.

Proserpine, Dante Gabriel Rossetti Pygmalion and the Image - The Soul Attains, Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource gives free access to over 3000 images related to the works of artists belonging to one of the most important British art movement, including founding members William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais as well as material from the broader context.

Key features of this beautiful and easy to navigate web site are:

• full record information for each image
zoom-in function, to allow users to examine images in great detail
browse and advanced search
background resources on the Pre-Raphaelite movement and artists
• exemplars of learning resources, such as “Gender and Sexuality”, as well as the facility for teachers to create their own
personal collection, a functionality which allow users to group and theme images from the collection as well as take part in online discussions

The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource was funded by the JISC Digitisation programme and created by the Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery.

By Paola Marchionni

I work as Digitisation Programme Manager at JISC and am responsible, together with my colleague Alastair Dunning, for the successful delivery of a portfolio of projects that have been funded under the JISC Phase 2 Digitisation programme spanning 2007-2009. In addition, I lead on programme evaluation and programme support activities such as workshops and events, and work closely with the Communications and Marketing team.

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