Art History Teaching Resources (AHTR) is a peer-populated platform for art history teachers. AHTR is home to a constantly evolving and collectively authored online repository of art history teaching content including, but not limited to, lesson plans, video introductions to museums, book reviews, image clusters, and classroom and museum activities. The site promotes discussion and reflection around new ways of teaching and learning in the art history classroom through a peer-populated blog, and fosters a collaborative virtual community for art history instructors at all career stages. It is visited by teachers in over 80 countries worldwide.
The site centers on supporting learning in the classroom, in the museum, and online by blending traditional and technological pedagogical approaches. Resources such as Smarthistory.org, Khanacademy.org, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Timeline of Art History inspire the site. AHTR strives to create similarly engaging materials to support arts instructors, especially in the foundational art history survey class where students of all majors learn transferable skills in order to critically analyze their worlds through visual means.
The site is run by Michelle Millar Fisher, a doctoral candidate in Art History at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Curatorial Assistant at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art History at Baruch College.