Museum Education Division

Learn About the NAEA Museum Education Division

Learn About the NAEA Museum Education Division

NAEA Museum Education Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Initiative

Inspired by the thought-provoking conversations that take place between colleagues at the NAEA National Convention, the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Initiative was launched in 2011 to continue professional development opportunities with NAEA Museum Education Division peers throughout the year.

What is P2P?
NAEA Museum Education Division hosts ongoing, interactive webinars via Zoom videoconferencing that allow art museum education colleagues to share ideas and reflect together about the issues and ideas concerning art museum teaching. The free, online videoconference format allows participants to see and chat with one another, regardless of their location.

Connect with us!
This project is strengthened by your ideas and input. We hope that you add your voice to the conversation. Anyone is welcome—regardless of your experience level, program area, or size of institution—to propose a topic, become a panel member or advise on a new session format. P2P Sessions are organized by a working group co-chaired by Melissa Tanner and Kylee Crook

Get involved by contacting with ideas for topics or formats.

Check out past P2P events on the NAEA Museum Education Division’s YouTube page.

Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education

Viewfinder is an experimental publication about museum education from the National Art Education Association’s Museum Education Division that 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. Featuring experiments, inviting critiques, and inspiring cross-generational dialogue, Viewfinder is a resource that is not dedicated solely to best practices, but rather documents the value of rigorous reflection. Articles will be solicited via the NAEA listserv and social media outlets. Colleagues will be invited to submit a summary/abstract and indicate the number of years they have worked in the field. Peer editors will also be found through the listserv, and the publication’s organizers will pair each accepted submission with an editor who is in a different “generation” than the article writer. If you’d like to be involved, whether as an author or peer reviewer, or if you have ideas or comments on topics or themes, we would love to hear from you! Please read this article for more information.

Viewfinder Issue 4 – Intentionality and the Role of the Museum Educator: Letter from the Editors

Social Justice in Museum Education: A VIEWFINDER SERIES

Many art museum educators are engaging with the field of social justice, profoundly changing institutional understandings of equity and broadening audience engagement. How is this achieved and maintained? Through intentionality — reflection, mindfulness, constant learning and collaboration.

Read the newest issue of Viewfinder here.

NAEA-AAMD Research Study: Impact of Art Museum Programs on K–12 Students

The NAEA Museum Education Division and its partner, the Association of Art Museum Directors, continue to make progress towards the planning and implementation of a large-scale impact study investigating the question, What are the benefits to students of engaging with original works of art within the context of object-based art museum programs that take place during the formal school day? Learn more

Staying Connected

The Museum Education Division has invaded social media. While many of us have an active social media presence and often get into great discussions via hashtag about issues surrounding museum education, the division did not have a social media presence until 2015. Led by our Western Regional Director-Elect, Hajnal Eppley, this team meets monthly to brainstorm topics and links, announcements and other fun prompts (sometimes involving GIFS or emoji).

You can find us on the following platforms:
Facebook: NAEA Museum Education Division
Twitter: @NAEAMusEd
Google+: NAEA Museum Education Division
YouTube: NAEA Museum Education Division

E-Newsletter: Starting December 2017, all Museum Education Division members will automatically receive an e-newsletter, which will be distributed every other month.

Interested in submitting something to our social media platforms? Please fill out this form and the committee will review for submission.

Juline Chevalier

Museum Education Director (Term: 2019-2021)

Head of Interpretation and Participatory Experiences, Minneapolis Institute of Art

2020 NAEA National Convention

March 26-28, 2020 | Minneapolis, MN

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