From The Pantagraph:
Beth Smith knows how hard it is for elementary, middle and high school classes to go to a museum, so she’s bringing the museum to them.
Smith, an art teacher at Normal Community West High School, is the mind behind the “Museum Project,” an effort to give McLean County Unit 5 teachers access to portable masterpieces reproduced in large-scale by NCWHS students.
“It will be a collection almost like a library,” she said. “Teachers can check out paintings to use for lessons.”
Smith and about 45 students are working together to re-create about a dozen paintings and produce educational content about them. She hopes to post videos and other materials online that will be accessible by QR codes accompanying the paintings when they’re checked out through the mail.