NAEA-AAMD Research Study: Impact of Art Museum Programs on K–12 Students
Museum Education Division
September 25, 2018
The National Art Education Association (NAEA) Museum Education Division and its partner, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), have completed a large-scale impact study investigating the question:
What are the benefits of facilitated single-visit art museum programs, guided by inquiry-based pedagogies, for students in Grades 4–6?
This study builds on, and significantly amplifies, the limited prior research that existed about the impact of art museum programs on participants. The goal has been to explore, on a large scale, how engaging directly with original works of art within the distinctive physical and social setting of art museums and through constructivist pedagogies, might lead to or heighten a range of student outcomes. The findings of this study are now available.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services MG-10-15-0079-15 and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
A web-based Study User Guide is available for education and museum communities to share the value of and promote facilitated single-visit art museum programs, and apply the research results within their practice.
Study findings were presented at the Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative Symposium on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Watch the recording of the live event below:
Please note: “View from the Director’s Office: Panel Discussion on Study Findings and Implications” begins at 1:22:00.
IN THE NEWS
Emily Holtrop’s Americans for the Arts blog on the project
US Dept of Education blog regarding the AAMD exhibition of student artwork includes a link to the study
“Taking a Museum Education Study from Research to Practice,” AAM blog post on the study
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please email comments or question to: NAEAMusEd@gmail.com