Since 1979, NYCMER has provided a forum for museum education professionals to address issues of museum and educational interest, exchange and disseminate relevant information, and to explore and implement cooperative programming opportunities through roundtable discussions, workshops, and an annual conference.
The New York City Museum Educators Roundtable supports workers at museums and cultural institutions across the tri-state area. Over the last eight months, NYCMER members and our industry colleagues have been severely impacted by layoffs, furloughs, pay cuts, hour reductions, institutions closing, and more. While museums and cultural institutions struggle to survive, both locally and…
The history of museums is fraught. Though some serve as vital community centers, many were founded and continue to be funded by the white and wealthy, with that wealth derived from a history of slavery, colonialism, exploitation, and violence. It is impossible for institutions to remain uninfluenced by systematic bias, including the deeply embedded anti-Black…
President and Chief Instigator POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) I’m an instigator, in the best sense of that word. I like to mix up interesting people, ideas, and materials to make exhibits. I run my own company called POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) on Long Island.Check out my website or my ExhibiTricks blog!