Member Spotlight:

Sierra

Sierra Van Ryck DeGroot Education Assistant The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Sierra's exposure to the arts began in the womb with the carefully selected playlists of her parents hoping to awaken the creative nature of their child. Since then, she has aspired to be a vet, biomedical illustrator, astronaut, and graphic designer before finding her "just right" match in museum education. 

A proud alumna of Seton Hall University (B.A in Graphic Design, Fine Art and Art History) and Bank Street College of Education (M.S.Ed in Museum Education with a specialization in Childhood Education), Sierra explores the intersections of art, design, history, and play in her work as the Education Assistant at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. You can often find her covered in glue and some form of marker, paint or glitter, surrounded by children or in a gallery, in the midst of a tableau. 

She is the current Secretary and Peer Group Liaison for the NYCMER Board.

Monday, May 13, 2019

2019 NYCMER Conference: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Where: Teachers College Columbia University
525 West 120th St
New York, New York

When:9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop Organizer: NYCMER

What are the most effective practices in museum education that you have found to be timeless since NYCMER's beginnings? Which of our practices today are set apart from the past? This year’s theme is “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” In celebration of NYCMER’s 40th anniversary, we will reflect on our successes and challenges to consider future opportunities for innovative change.

 

- $75 Early Bird Rate until Monday, April 15

- $90 for Members

- $100 for Not-Yet Members

 

NYCMER Members: Please sign-in and update your profile. If you have forgotten your NYCMER account password, you may reset it here.

 

Not a member yet? Join NYCMER today to purchase discounted member tickets and take advantage of the great resources NYCMER offers throughout the year. You must join NYCMER before registering for the conference in order to purchase discounted member early-bird and regular tickets.

 

This year's conference will feature:

- Keynote with Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum.

- 19 breakout sessions, 5 case studies, and 5+ poster presentations on a variety of topics including: inclusivity, best practices and lessons learned, access, activism and social justice, community engagement, program development and facilitation, equity, diversity, advocacy, and more! Download a PDF of the conference agenda and session descriptions here.

- Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet-ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!

 

Conference Scholarships

As an organization dedicated to professional development, we offer financial support to students and museum professionals to attend the NYCMER Conference. This opportunity is open to NYCMER members and current Teachers College students. To apply for a Conference Scholarship, please fill out this brief Scholarship Application  by Sunday, April 7, 2019.

 

For more information about the NYCMER conference, please email Dawnette Samuels, NYCMER Vice President, at vicepresident@nycmer.org.

 

Access

NYCMER is committed to providing opportunities for all of our members to participate in our programs and engage with one another. Should you require any accessibility services, please contact info@nycmer.org by Monday, April 29, 2019.

 

Stay Connected!

Share your thoughts about this conference before, during, and after via social media using #NYCMERConference2019. Follow NYCMER on Twitter and Instagram for updates about this and all other NYCMER programs.

 


The 2019 NYCMER Annual Conference is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

 

 
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