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 an online resource 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 rich cultural diversity of California 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 groups and communities. Historical contexts are provided to offer a framework of California’s role in relation to American history.

ONLINE COLLECTION

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