Interactive sculpture collection map
The Berman Museum is distinctive for its outdoor sculpture collection on the Ursinus College campus. The collection is available to explore online through an interactive map, which teachers can use to support a variety of classroom assignments (for example, in lessons about post-war art history, public art, or map-building).
The Berman Museum YouTube channel offers greater insight into the Berman collection, exhibitions, and museum studies program.
The Katie Merz at Ursinus College and Immigrant Flora Rising Under playlists provide in-depth looks at the construction of site-specific art installations. These can be useful to show students that every artist has a different creative process and that there can be messages woven into art beyond what’s visible on the surface.
The Museum Work Demystified and The Museum Studies Experience playlists may be of particular interest to history teachers and school counselors to show students the kind of jobs they could pursue in the public history field.
The Berman Museum is currently digitizing its permanent collection and past publications for easy online accessibility.
Digitization will allow educators to bring pieces from the collection into their lesson plans. The collection is a particularly useful aid for learning about modern and contemporary art, local Pennsylvania German history, and sculpture. Students will be able to peruse the collections anywhere they have internet access. While the digitization project is in process, contact Catherine Sirizzotti, Collections Manager, with questions about integrating objects from the collection in your classroom.