VIRTUAL TOUR: Bringing History Alive: Exploring Primary Sources


Discover how primary sources are an eye-witness account of the time and place in which they were made. Students will explore objects in two of the following collections: Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Native American.

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites all people to explore the art in its care. We welcome and provide free access to everyone to enjoy and contemplate artistic creations from 5,000 years ago to present day. We believe that art has the ability to uplift, surprise, challenge, and transform. It gives expression not only to distant cultures and times, but also to immediate voices and issues, and provides avenues for exploring the world, past and present, and for informing our future. The museum’s broad collection lends itself to a variety of learning experiences for visitors of all ages.

Currently, the Nelson-Atkins is offering virtual programming options in lieu of onsite school tours and workshops. Additional virtual content can be accessed through Nelson-Atkins@Home, where you'll find videos, audio tours, activity pages, and other multimedia features to explore.



History, Cultural Connections, Visual Arts, Primary Sources


30 students, 1 chap. per 30 stu.


45 min.


Virtual Field Trip


5, 6, 7, 8

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