2024 Conference

2024 NYCMER Annual Conference

Monday, May 13, 2024

Why Museums? Reflection and Revitalization in the Field of Museum Education

Join us for the 2024 NYCMER Annual Conference on May 13 at Teachers College, Columbia University. This year’s theme is Why Museums? Reflection and Revitalization in the Field of Museum Education. Explore the ways in which museums serve as the cornerstones of education and community, share your inspiration for museum education work, and make sense of our rapidly changing, pandemic-altered museum landscape. We will reflect on our current responsibilities as museum educators and explore how we can revitalize existing methodologies and programming in the post-pandemic museum landscape. Together.

Proposals are due February 12, 2024

The Conference Committee is interested in proposals that represent the interests of institutions of varying sizes and disciplines, as well as the experiences of professionals in all areas of art, science, and culture work at all career levels. We welcome connected expertise from outside the museum field, including from classroom educators, library workers, art historians, artists, public historians, etc. We encourage collaboration between individuals at different institutions. Session proposals should include interactive, practical, and replicable content, and should support educators’ professional development and skill-building. Poster proposals should include a description of the topic and how it connects to the theme.

For full details of the proposal process, including styles and options, and proposal templates, please review the Request for Proposals folder here.

When you are ready to submit, please use the Request for Proposals Form.

Need help writing a proposal? Check out our recorded program on how to prepare for YOUR conference.

The 2024 NYCMER Conference will be held Teachers College, Columbia University.


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