About MDL

Museum content and educator resources free to use and share

Museums for Digital Learning (MDL) is a unique learning platform that provides K‑12 students and educators with authentic, curated museum collection resources. MDL content and interactive features are developed by museum education and curatorial professionals in consultation with classroom educators and technology consultants.

How Educators are Using MDL

Who creates Resource Kits?

A growing number of museums of all disciplines regularly upload digitized objects and activity-filled resource kits. If we don’t have a resource kit you need, check back often. New museums continually join MDL and currently-participating museums add new resource kits often.

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Enrich your classroom experiences with the Object Library

Browse through our vast collection of museum objects in the Object Library. Find artifacts, artworks, or historical items relevant to your curriculum. Create collections by saving selected items and organizing them by themes, eras, or topics. Your curated collections can serve as engaging teaching aids, fostering interactive learning experiences that connect students with cultural heritage and historical contexts.

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Create a Free Museums for Digital Learning Account

It’s free and easy to join the engaging and welcoming MDL learning community! By signing up, not only will you be able to save and share your favorite collections and items, but you will also receive regular updates on new resource kits and collections as well as tips and tricks on how to better incorporate digital resources into your classroom!