2019 Conference

NYCMER Annual Conference

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

May 13, 2019

Teachers College, Columbia University

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.


2019's conference featured:

  • Keynote with Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum. Watch the recording of her keynote address here.
  • 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! Here is the conference agenda and session descriptions. Watch the recording of "Continuing the Conversation: Strategies for Latinx Museum Engagement," the extended version of a Conference session, here.
  • Opportunities to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group meet-ups, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!


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Handouts and presentations along with a full video of keynote from the conference will be shared on the resource section of your Member Access.

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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