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Create Your Own Samurai Helmet

Create a helmet out of folded paper, called origami. Decorate it with added embellishments and markings to simulate the patterns of lacing and other details.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5)

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A Confucian Scholar's House

An introduction to Korean Confucianism and related architecture.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Buddhist Caves at Ajanta

Learn about Buddhist caves. This is one of a series of caves excavated out of the volcanic rock that extends along a cliff overlooking the Wagora River at Ajanta, about two hours north of the present-day city of Aurangabad, in Maharastra state in western India.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Islamic Calligraphy: Materials and Tools

In addition to giving artistic instruction on the art of writing, a teacher of Islamic calligraphy trained a student in how to prepare and use a multitude of materials and tools.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Installation of a Maharaja's Silver Carriage

A Maharaja’s magnificent silver and enamel carriage is hoisted into the Asian Art Museum through the large rear windows of the building via crane, and then carefully uncrated and installed for the upcoming Maharaja exhibition. Time lapse video compresses approximately two full days of work into less than two minutes. This carriage was on view during the exhibition, Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts (October 21, 2011–April 8, 2012).

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Insider's Guide to San Francisco

Asian Art Museumn’s Art Speak interns collaborate and create guides to the San Francisco Bay Area.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Muromachi Period Tea (1338-1573)

During the Muromachi period (1338–1573) the vogue for Chinese art, especially among the Ashikaga shoguns, who ruled as the military leaders of Japan during this period, led to the development of new architectural environments in which to display collections of tea-related objects. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond