Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Digital Media for Education







The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) purchased new equipment and software that will be used in the production of digital media in a broad range of educational programming. The new equipment specified for the MIDEA minigrant includes a high-definition video camera and a four-track audio recorder that will upgrade the museum’s current analog equipment to an all-digital format. MFAH education department staff will use their new multimedia software to create innovative, interactive multi-media programs that enrich presentations of the museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.  The new equipment will also assist in the creation of content for the Teaching with Art website, an online resource connecting the museum to classrooms throughout the region by providing educators with access to an image library, lesson plans, and a host of materials that relate the MFAH permanent collection of world art to subjects across the curricula.