2019 NYCMER Conference: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

May 13, 2019 9:00AM—5:00PM


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

Cost $75 Early Bird Rate until Monday, April 15 $90 for Members $100 for Not-Yet Members


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.



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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.



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.


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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.