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University Resources

With a collection that is both local and global and an accomplished interdisciplinary staff, the Spencer is well-equipped to advance curricular goals across the University. Learn more about our instructional resources below.

Curricular Resources Database

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Developed by and for university educators, the Curricular Resources Database comprises a variety of assignments and activities that incorporate the Spencer Museum’s collections.

Classroom Collection

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The Spencer’s Classroom Collection offers a unique opportunity to interact with original works of art up close and in your classroom. The collection contains works of art by international and regional artists including photographs, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, prints, and ceramics. Objects can be checked out for use in your classroom.

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Works on Paper Guide

The curators who oversee the Museum’s extensive collection of works of art on paper have developed informative guides to the most common terminology and techniques related to prints and photographs, including illustrated examples from the Spencer’s collection.

Glossary of Printmaking Terms

Glossary of Photographic Terms

Google Art Project

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The Spencer Museum of Art is one of more than 250 art institutions that have partnered with Google to share artwork from their collections. You can view more than 45,000 objects in high-resolution and explore street views of many international museums.

Explore the Google Art Project.