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Welcome to the new ArtsConnectEd! Explore the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center through hundreds of new features in ArtsConnectEd. Search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources. Save and customize items in the redesigned Art Collector. Comment, tag and rate everything!About ArtsConnectEd General DescriptionArtsConnectEd is an interactive Web site that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center for K-12 educators, students, and scholars. Art FinderArt Collector empowers users to save, customize, present, and share items in Art Collector Sets. Founding of ArtsConnectEd2008-2009 ArtsConnectEd Re-design On September 26, 2006, the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the 2006 National Leadership Grant recipients. The Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts were awarded a grant to: Improve and expand ArtsConnectEd functionality by redesigning the Web site.Empower museum educators and classroom teachers to create and manage educational content from museum assets through new online tools.Redefine the relationship of museum educators to both their institutions and the K-12 education community by achieving project outcomes. The project proposal may be viewed in the Grants & Reports section of the project site. Technical Information ArtsConnectEd is written in PHP using the Symfony Web framework. We have used open source tools and packages wherever possible to support our development, and the project would not have been possible without the hard work that went into these tools.
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