Web Resources

Online Resources

Find resources for your next lesson or unit from OMCA’s digital curriculum built around the Museum’s extensive collection. Our Online Collection features thousands of artifacts and artworks, each with images and descriptions. Picture This is a curriculum that draws from our extensive photography collection, and presents California history through a visual lens.

 

PICTURE THIS: CALIFORNIA’S PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICAN HISTORY

An online resource for teachers and students to learn about the experiences of diverse peoples of California by using primary source images from the Oakland Museum of California’s collections. Organized into eleven time periods spanning from before 1769 to the present, more than 300 photographs, drawings, posters, and prints tell stories from the perspectives of different ethnic groups. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California’s role in relation to American history.

ONLINE COLLECTION

Oakland Museum of California has an extensive collection of objects that are not on view. Much of OMCA's collection can be browsed on the Online Collection website.