The Carlos Museum's interactive web site for kids of all ages continues to grow and expand. Thanks to the generous financial support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Carlos is pleased to present Odyssey Online: South Asia
, a web-based resource for upper elementary, middle, and high-school students that uses engaging interactive technology to explore Hindu and Buddhist works in the museum's collection in depth, and to provide an understanding of the ways in which similar objects function in religious contexts in India and here in Atlanta.
Students may explore a 13th-century gilt Buddha from Tibet in the museum's collection, and then explore a similar one, with the help of a Tibetan Buddhist monk, on the altar at Atlanta's Drepung Loseling Monastery. They can study a sandstone image of the elephant-headed deity Ganesha, and then witness a religous ritual that happens every Saturday morning at the Hindu Temple of Atlanta in which the deity is annointed with auspicious substances, dressed, and ornamented, providing an understanding of how such sculptures function in religious contexts.
The Carlos Museum is grateful to Drepung Loseling Monastery, the Hindu Temple of Atlanta, the Begali Association of Atlanta, and all of those who have helped to provide context for museum objects through this new website.
Visit Odyssey Online: South Asia
Imaginative design and interactive technology create an engaging and entertaining way to explore the art and culture of the ancient world. Designed for the elementary and middle school student, Odyssey Online allows self-directed exploration of works of art in the Museum's collections and the cultures that produced them.
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