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Pre-Raphaelites project wins award


The Pre-Raphaelites online resource  has won the BETT Award for best digital collection and resource bank after being recognised as one of the UK’s leading educational websites.

Further details of the award can be found on the Birmingham City Council’s website.

This latest accolade follows earlier victories in the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) and DADI (Drum Award for Digital Industries) Awards.

This continued acknowledgement of the websites design and usability helps highlight the importance of making these areas an integral part of a projects planning and execution.

Key features of the site include:

• 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.

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