Good Practices | Arab States
The Virtual Museum as a tool for distance teaching and learning in Palestine
The UNESCO Office in Ramallah has joined with the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities to develop the Virtual Museum, a tool to support distance teaching and learning processes in response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through selected artefacts discovered during Palestinian scientific excavations, the Virtual Museum presents episodes of Palestinian cultural heritage, from the Stone Age to the end of the British Mandate period in 1948. To complement the tool, a user-friendly web platform and mobile application have been developed to enable students, researchers and those interested in history and cultural heritage to learn about each historical period through the exhibited artefacts.