While most students understand that objects inside museums have important cultural, ideological, economic, and art historical value, they don’t always recognize the role of these institutions to shape and reinforce such values. AHTR’s Visiting the Museum Learning Resource aims to help students think more critically about the broader implications of art museums and to better understand their integral relation to the study and practice of art history.
Following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, the Museum Access Consortium (MAC) was formed by a small group of museum and disability professionals that started meeting informally to discuss topics related to accessibility at their New York-based institutions. Today, MAC is an association that regularly hosts professional development workshops and offers a network of mutual support to help practitioners engage with disability advocates and people who have disabilities to learn about, implement, and strengthen best practices for access and inclusion in cultural facilities of all types throughout the New York metro area and beyond.
The Study the Humanities Toolkit is a collection of resources for higher education faculty and administrators to use in making the case for the value of studying the humanities as an undergraduate. Continue reading “National Humanities Alliance’s Study the Humanities Toolkit”
This two-year-long study observed and analyzed teachers’ use of Smithsonian digital resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Findings have implications for both museums and schools, with recommendations for resource metadata, professional development/supports for educators, student use of the platform, and future directions. Research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.
TEACH VISUAL was developed by academic museum/gallery staff to support faculty from all disciplines in using their campus museum/gallery as a resource for teaching.
2016, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University: Academic Resources
2016, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University: Academic Programs for Faculty
2016, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University: Academic Programs for Students
2016, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago: Academic Initiatives
2016, Smith College Museum of Art: Curricular Services
2016, University of Michigan Museum of Art: Teaching and Research Resources