NAEA Museum Education Division

NAEA Museum Education Division Builds and sustains a diverse and vibrant professional learning community dedicated to advancing visual arts education within the context of art museums.
NAEA’s Museum Education Division builds and sustains a diverse and vibrant professional learning community among people dedicated to advancing visual arts education within the context of art museums in North America. The Division creates opportunities for its members to build knowledge and capacity, connects members with each other, develops tools for advocacy that advance the value of visual art education, and both encourages and conducts research to better understand the impact of art museums as learning institutions. The Division leverages the contributions of more than 750 educators across North America through a network of 8 regional representatives and representative‐elects as well as project‐specific task forces and working groups. The Division also works closely with the leadership of the full Association, including six other Divisions, Regional Vice‐ Presidents, and Issues Groups, to advance the core mission of NAEA: to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.
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06/20/2019
National Art Education Association

Know an amazing museum educator who has contributed to NAEA and museum ed? Nominate them for an NAEA award! Deadline Oct. 1, 2019.

The 2020 NAEA Awards Program is now open for nominations! Each year the NAEA Awards Program offers 142 opportunities to recognize outstanding visual arts educators at all teaching levels. Details here: arteducators.org/opportunities/naea-awards

Our peer-reviewed journal, Viewfinder, is looking for new editors! Join colleagues in thinking deeply about ways our pra...
05/31/2019
Join the Viewfinder Editorial Board

Our peer-reviewed journal, Viewfinder, is looking for new editors! Join colleagues in thinking deeply about ways our practice as museum educators can advance social justice. Editors support one author(s) per year through the process of turning an abstract into a published piece.

Applications are due July 31. Interviews will take place in August.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Viewfinder Editorial Board. Please fill out this application so that we can learn about you and the qualifications and experience you would bring to the board. The deadline for this application is July 31, 2019. We will be in touch about potential next step...

05/13/2019

There are just a few more days left to submit your proposal for NAEA 2020. Learn more and subit by May 15 here: bit.ly/NAEA2020

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05/10/2019

Looking to find co-presenters for NAEA 2020 in Minneapolis? Log into Collaborate and connect with colleagues to craft your proposal. Submissions are due next Wednesday, May 15! https://collaborate.arteducators.org/home

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03/25/2019
2019 NAEA Museum Education Preconference: Ways of Knowing in Art Museum Education

Did you miss #NAEAMusEd19? Great news! A video of the keynote by Jaclyn Roessel of Grownup Navajo is now available. Click to view Jaclyn’s talk about decolonizing art museums through Indigenous knowledge and information communicated orally, through bodily experiences, by emotional understanding, and much more. #NAEA19

Footage copyright Museum of Fine Arts, Boston This keynote by Jaclyn Roessel of Grown Up Navajo was originally presented on March 13, 2019 at the Museum of F...

How can we use language to welcome and affirm all of our visitors? The authors of the latest issue of Viewfinder explore...
03/08/2019
Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education – Medium

How can we use language to welcome and affirm all of our visitors? The authors of the latest issue of Viewfinder explore best practices of using language in Museum Education. Read the new issue to learn more. Share your thoughts here or with colleagues in Boston next week!

Welcome to Viewfinder, an experimental publication about museum education from the National Art Education Association's Museum Education Division.

Raise your hand if you entered the field through an unpaid internship? A 2017 study by Museum Next showed that 48% of re...
02/27/2019
Compensation and Compassion: Creating a More Equitable Field for Emerging Museum Educators

Raise your hand if you entered the field through an unpaid internship? A 2017 study by Museum Next showed that 48% of respondents did not receive compensation for their work as interns. Recent graduate, Natalie Sandstorm, shares her experience as part of Smith College Museum of Art’s paid student educator program and advocates for pay equity in museum internships. Read her full article in Viewfinder’s issue on labor.

[Image: Five Student Museum Educators stand with Gina Hall, Associate Educator for School and Family Programs, in an exhibition of abstract art at Smith College Museum of Art.]

Natalie Sandstrom, recent graduate of Smith College

02/21/2019
Inherited Bias: Thinking Critically about Female Labor and the Value of Museum Education

In this article from the new issue of Viewfinder, Arryn Davis, Pamela Maldonado, and Luanne Wilson examine how gender bias and the history of museum education affect how the work of our field is valued. “In many ways we’re still defending our place, arguing our worth, and negotiating with our institutions over where we best fit into an antiquated hierarchy.”

[Image: A student gets curious with a magnifying glass and lays on the floor to explore the mouth of a tiger specimen at the Burke Museum.]

Arryn Davis, Education Collection & Program Coordinator, Pamela Maldonado, BurkeMobile Manager, and Luanne Wilson, Burke Box Manager…

02/20/2019

@NAEA Research Commission & Museum Education Division had an online discussion of the @NAEAMusEd @MuseumDirectors Impact Study of Effects of Facilitated Single-visit Art Museum Programs on Students Grades 4-6. PDF of dialogue: https://bit.ly/2BK5CIq #ArtImpact @US_IMLS @KressFdn

Please pass along to our NAEA colleagues and friends:Don't miss out on your chance to attend @NAEA's first ever @NAEAMid...
02/20/2019
Self Serve Portal

Please pass along to our NAEA colleagues and friends:

Don't miss out on your chance to attend @NAEA's first ever @NAEAMiddleLevel Comic-Con pre-conference! Registration ends Thurs 2/21. In this daylong event, comic artists & educators will share how comics & visual storytelling can impact your teaching. bit.ly/PreConComicCon2019

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Join the #ArtImpact study online conversation: https://bit.ly/2GzoNYy. The #ResearchCommission Conversation portal is fr...
02/11/2019
Home - NAEA Research Commission Conversations

Join the #ArtImpact study online conversation: https://bit.ly/2GzoNYy.

The #ResearchCommission Conversation portal is free to @NAEA members--(it works just like Collaborate, but is a discussion board for research-based #arteducation conversations.

This is a great opportunity to engage with the project team, including Amanda Krantz, Theresa Sotto, Brittany Powell, Wendy Wolf, and Olga Hubard.

First team post by Emily Holtrop & Michelle Grohe outlining the study goals, findings and resources.

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“No matter our sphere of influence we each make choices that either undermine White supremacy or support it.” Hannah Hel...
02/11/2019
Working Towards White Allyship in Museums – Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education – Medium

“No matter our sphere of influence we each make choices that either undermine White supremacy or support it.” Hannah Heller takes a critical look at white allyship in the latest issue of Viewfinder. Writing to fellow white museum workers, Heller shares action steps that allies can take to support colleagues of color in the labor of subverting whiteness in museums.

[Image: People at a protest, with a sign held up that reads “White people: What will we do to change our legacy of violence”]

Hannah Heller, Doctoral Candidate, Art & Art Education, Teachers College

02/08/2019

#NAEAMuED19 Preconference is SOLD OUT! Thanks all who registered--remember to check your inbox for follow-up registration form.

Didn't get a spot? Email Division Director-Elect Juline Chevalier at [email protected] to join wait list. See many of you soon in Boston!

In the new issue of Viewfinder, MOCA Educator Kai Monet writes a call to action to decentralize whiteness in the workpla...
02/04/2019
Shifting Center: The Labor of Liberation for Educators of Color

In the new issue of Viewfinder, MOCA Educator Kai Monet writes a call to action to decentralize whiteness in the workplace. Reflecting on personal experience, Monet explores the invisible labor required to support white comfort in museums. She employs her knowledge of meditation to transform ingrained habits of mind. “As educators of color, we must unlearn our conditioning to hold space for whiteness and shift to a mental model that centers ourselves.”

[Image: Teens participating in a movement workshop. They are standing in a circle within an empty gallery space at MOCA Museum.]

Kai Monet, Education Program Manager, Teen & School Programs, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA)

The #ArtImpact user guide is here! Visit the link below to dig deeper into National Art Education Association and  Assoc...
02/01/2019
Study User Guide

The #ArtImpact user guide is here! Visit the link below to dig deeper into National Art Education Association and Association of Art Museum Directors' study of facilitated single-visit art museum programs on students in grades 4–6. This dynamic digital user guide includes downloadable fast facts about the study, links to the research tools, teaching behavior examples, and more.

This User Guide is a user-friendly hub for access to the Impact Study of Facilitated Single-Visit Art Museum Programs on Students Grades 4–6 findings, study-related publications, and tools designed to make the study’s findings clear and accessible to a variety of audiences.

01/26/2019

Great news! Scholarships are available to attend #NAEA19 Convention March 14-17 in Boston! Applications due Feb 15th; awardees notified by March 1st. Applicants must be @NAEA member. Details & application: https://bit.ly/2G2QSHM

*Please note, this does not include our #museumed Preconference on March 13th. #NAEAMusEd19

We’re so excited to see you in Boston for the NAEA Museum Ed Preconference! There are still spots open, so hurry up and ...
01/08/2019

We’re so excited to see you in Boston for the NAEA Museum Ed Preconference! There are still spots open, so hurry up and register at https://bit.ly/2yCA9WX. We’ll be exploring “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education” at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with a keynote from ‏Jaclyn Roessel, Grownup Navajo. #NAEAMusEd19 & #NAEA19

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The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) New Board Member Recruitment and Application is now open! MER seeks qualified, com...
01/07/2019
Board Recruitment - Museum Education Roundtable

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) New Board Member Recruitment and Application is now open! MER seeks qualified, committed, and diverse professionals for election to their Board of Directors. Board service is an excellent opportunity for professional development and to have a greater impact on our field. More info and the application available on the MER website. #museumed #iammuseumed

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is seeking qualified, committed, and diverse professionals for election to the MER Board of Directors! About the Museum Education Roundtable (MER) The mission of the Museum Education Roundtable is to inspire innovative thinking for the field through engagement w...

We’ll be sending out a follow-up e-mail in January so folks attending the NAEA Museum Education Preconference can choose...
12/19/2018
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We’ll be sending out a follow-up e-mail in January so folks attending the NAEA Museum Education Preconference can choose their afternoon breakout sessions. Register soon, so you get first choice! Read more about the 03/13/19 program, “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education” and register here: https://bit.ly/2yCA9WX

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Being a museum educator is hard work! In this new issue, Viewfinder looks at the labor of our field through the lens of ...
12/18/2018

Being a museum educator is hard work! In this new issue, Viewfinder looks at the labor of our field through the lens of social justice and equity. Read the perspectives of your colleagues here: https://tinyurl.com/y9pknfv6

[Photo: Four teens engage in a gallery conversation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles with artist-in-residence Jimena Sarno.]

There is still time to submit an article abstract and pitch your contribution to Viewfinder, our online journal! Submiss...
12/03/2018
Writing for Viewfinder

There is still time to submit an article abstract and pitch your contribution to Viewfinder, our online journal! Submissions focused on the intersections of language and inclusion are due by 12/6. Here are some tips on writing an effective abstract from our editorial team: [DOC] https://bit.ly/2Q0aRwJ

Writing for Viewfinder https://medium.com/viewfinder-reflecting-on-museum-education Viewfinder is the publication of the National Art Education Association’s Museum Education Division. It publishes up to four issues annually, each with three articles of rigorous, reflective writing. Authors are p....

11/21/2018
Viewfinder Abstracts: Language & Museum Education

Viewfinder, the NAEA Museum Education Division’s online journal, is looking for article abstracts for a new issue exploring the intersections of language and inclusion. What languages or methods of communication are privileged in the museum, and what does this reveal about whose identity, experience, and comfort is prioritized? Submit an abstract by Thursday, December 6 at https://bit.ly/2OQjLYf. We welcome abstracts considering language in all its forms as it’s understood through the lens of narrative, identity, access, activism, and embodiment.

Language--visual, aural, and written-- may broaden possibilities for human experience. Likewise, the limitations of language and histories of its presence and erasure may impact the ways museum educators communicate with and about people. This issue of Viewfinder seeks to unpack the relationship bet...

Prevent FOMO and register now for the 2019 NAEA Museum Education Preconference on March 13, 2019 in Boston, MA.  The the...
11/15/2018

Prevent FOMO and register now for the 2019 NAEA Museum Education Preconference on March 13, 2019 in Boston, MA. The theme for the day is “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education.” In the morning, we’ll explore indigenous ways of knowing with a keynote by Jaclyn Roessel while in the afternoon we’ll look at how museums work with specialized audiences. Register before January to have first choice of afternoon breakout sessions! Read more here: https://bit.ly/2yCA9WX #NAEAMusEd19 #NAEA19

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Register now for #NAEAMusEd19 on March 13, 2019 in Boston, MA! Explore “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education” with a...
11/08/2018

Register now for #NAEAMusEd19 on March 13, 2019 in Boston, MA! Explore “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education” with a keynote presentation by Jaclyn Roessel. She will share examples of Indigenous ways of knowing and relate these theories not as “alternative views,” but proven systems of knowledge. These systems hold inherent lessons of inclusion and other best practices sought by museum professionals today through decolonization and community engagement principles. Read more about the day and register here https://bit.ly/2yCA9WX #NAEA19

[Image: Profile portrait of Jaclyn Roessel in front of a brick wall. She wears a red blazer and multicolored geometric earrings. Her dark brown hair is tied up in a bun or knot at the nape of her neck with a white piece of fabric that drapes down her back.]

Don’t miss Jaclyn Roessel’s keynote presentation, Indigenous Knowledge Systems as Pathways for Equity in Museums at the ...
11/01/2018

Don’t miss Jaclyn Roessel’s keynote presentation, Indigenous Knowledge Systems as Pathways for Equity in Museums at the 2019 NAEA Museum Education Preconference, “Ways of Knowing and Art Museum Education” on March 13, 2019, Boston, MA. Register before January to have first choice of afternoon breakout sessions. Read more and register here https://bit.ly/2yCA9WX #NAEAMusEd19 #NAEA19

Image: Jaclyn Roessel faces the camera and smiles. She is surrounded by green plants and wears a yellow outfit. Her long beaded earrings rest on her shoulders.

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10/18/2018

We've reached 700 pages likes--thank you for being a part of our fantastic community! #museumed #iammuseumed

There's still time to nominate an amazing #museumed colleague! The @NAEA awards deadline has been extended to 10/5: bit....
10/02/2018
NAEA Awards

There's still time to nominate an amazing #museumed colleague! The @NAEA awards deadline has been extended to 10/5: bit.ly/2NZCMMs

Each year the NAEA Awards Program offers the opportunity to nominate outstanding art educators in all Divisions and Regions, and from each state and province for national recognition in 142 individual awards.

10/02/2018
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Abstract proposals for Viewfinder are due this Friday, October 5! Check out last week's Peer2Peer conversation with the Editors for tips on how to write for this online publication.

Editors from Viewfinder, the experimental publication about museum education, will discuss why they focus on social justice, share tips on how to write about...

Viewfinder, the NAEA Museum Education Division’s online journal, is looking for article abstracts for a new issue on the...
09/26/2018
Viewfinder Abstracts: Labor of Museum Education

Viewfinder, the NAEA Museum Education Division’s online journal, is looking for article abstracts for a new issue on the theme of the Labor of Museum Education. We encourage museum education professionals and students of all levels to submit an abstract by Friday, October 5 at https://tinyurl.com/y8qlcpgv.

Your article might address some of these questions:

How we might define the current work of museum education, both the visible labor of creating programs and resources as well as the invisible cognitive and emotional labor that is tied to our practice?

How do we value our work, and how do we assert our value in our museums as well as the broader spheres of culture and education?

What are the labor movements within our field, and how have they created lasting change?

How will we adapt to a changing economy, demographics, technology, and other society-wide shifts?

How can we diversify the field without tokenizing? How do you operationalize inclusion?

How do we bring our whole selves into our professional lives, even when our values and cultural norms differ from those of our workplace?

How do we support each other and ourselves in persisting and resisting burnout, and why do we choose to stay even as others leave the field?

What is our vision for the future of museum education work, and how will we get there?

Want to know more? Tune into today’s Peer2Peer session at 3pm EDT for more information on the theme and what to consider when proposing an article.

Thank you for your interest in contributing to Viewfinder! Viewfinder aims to engage colleagues in ongoing dialogues about museum education today, by combining the speed and timeliness of a blog with the rigor of a peer-reviewed journal. We are currently accepting article abstracts related to labor....

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