Monday, August 1, 2016

SEAMEO-APCEIU EDUCATIONAL WEBSITE: Cultural Understanding through Paintings

SEAMEO SPAFA would like to share a new educational material that we have just developed in collaboration with UNESCO-APCEIU:  a free online website that showcases paintings from Southeast Asia and Korea.  The website is called “Cultural Understanding through Paintings from Southeast Asia and Korea” (URL link to the website here:

HIGHLIGHTS of the Educational Paintings Website:

* View 100 beautiful paintings.

* Learn about various cultures by reading the painting descriptions and tagged elements.

* Select from 9 different painting categories: (1) Clothing, (2) Food and Agriculture, (3) History and Folklore, (4) Nature and Landscape, (5) Performing Arts, (6) Rituals and Festivities, (7) Sites, Monuments and Architecture, (8) Sports and Recreation, and (9) Trades and Skills.

* Play the Quiz: We have included a quiz where you can test your knowledge from what you’ve learned on the paintings website. People who score highly will get a certificate from SEAMEO-APCEIU!

We hope you enjoy this educational website, which is an entertaining and interactive way for users to learn about the cultures of Southeast Asia and Korea, be it during use in the classroom with students  in art class, history, Asian studies, computer lessons, etc., or at home with family and friends.