The National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will host a one-day symposium in Detroit, MI on October 13 exploring the impact of single-visit art museum visits on school children.
The NAEA/AAMD Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative is one of the first major research projects to seek a better understanding of and identify the value that art museum education brings to student learning within the formal, K–12 American school setting. This investigation assessed qualitatively and quantitatively the cognitive, affective, social, and other instrumental outcomes, resulting from single-visit, guided school programs.
Symposium participants will:
- Learn about and discuss results from a three-year, nationwide study on the impact of single-visit art museum field trips.
- Engage with a panel of art museum directors as they discuss how the research changes their thinking and future museum planning.
- Receive a draft of the Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative Users’ Guide, along with a link to all of the study’s supporting materials, prior to arrival in Detroit, in order to hit the ground running with lively discussion and questions.
- Engage in workshops in the Detroit Institute of Arts’ galleries to test methods based on study results.
- Registration includes museum admission, continental breakfast, box lunch, break times refreshments & afternoon reception (cash bar).
Image: The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach, CA purchased a school bus in order to expand access to field trips. Learn more in the story on AAMD’s website and 89.3 KPCC. Image courtesy of the Museum of Latin American Art.