Friday, September 11, 2015
Bloomberg Philanthropies Funds Metropolitan Museum's Launch of Kid-Targeted Web Initiative
Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today the launch of #MetKids, a new online feature made for, with, and by kids. The feature on the Met's website launches today, September 10, followed by a public launch event at the Museum on Sunday, September 20. The multimedia content-which opens with an illustrated interpretation of the Met's collection and galleries-was created in collaboration with specialists from across the Museum including educators, curators, conservators, and researchers-and of course, kids themselves.
Developed for 7-12 year olds, #MetKids launches with 40 videos and more than 125 featured objects, fun facts, and project ideas drawn from across the Met's collection and accompanied by kid-friendly prompts. #MetKids contributors-kids from all five boroughs of New York City and around the world-helped to shape the content, design, and user experience of the website. The iterative feature will be updated continually with new content and opportunities to participate...