Museum Education Division

Learn About the NAEA Museum Education Division

Learn About the NAEA Museum Education Division

  • Read the Museum Education Division report featured in the most recent issue of NAEA News.
  • See this introduction to find out about its structure, leadership, goals, and activities and how you can contribute.

An Open Letter to Museum Directors, Museum Board Members, and Community Organizations/Leaders

Click here to download and share this important letter.

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.

Peer2Peer Fall 2020

Join the Museum Division for monthly, informal gatherings via Zoom. These participatory sessions create space for art museum educators to share ideas, questions, and reflections as we all navigate the shifting landscapes of this time. Each topic will be presented twice monthly; once on a Thursday at 3pm ET and also on a Monday 12 pm ET.

Please choose one date to attend. All are welcome to join this free video conference to connect and learn together regardless of location or employment status.

Peer2Peer Fall 2020 Conversations (all times ET)

  • Trauma Informed Museum Education Practice with TAAME
    November 12 at 3pm & November 16 at 12pm

  • 2020 Year in Review: What Did We Learn?
    December 10 at 3pm & December 14 at 12pm

Register for the Monday 12pm ET sessions here.

Register for the Thursday 3pm ET sessions here.

Recordings of 2020 P2P Weeklies are posted here.

Recordings of P2P Sessions before 2020 are here.

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, serve as a moderator, or advise on a new session format. P2P Sessions are organized by a working group chaired by Kylee Crook.

Get involved by contacting

Viewfinder: Reflecting on Museum Education

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. 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. Learn more

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 toward 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 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

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 Division Director (Term: 2019-2021)

Museum Educator, Minneapolis, MN

Research Commission Art Educator Survey

Help shape NAEA's future research interests by participating in this important survey, informing the Research Commission’s 2021-2026 Research Agenda.

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