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NYCMER 2020 Annual Conference

May 11, 2020 9:00AM—5:00PM

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With social distancing guidelines and rapid changes in our field, we recognize that connection and exchange with colleagues is as crucial as ever. NYCMER is committed to providing a platform for museum educators (and others) to share their expertise and a forum for exchanges of ideas. We are excited to be able to continue to…

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#NYCMERReads: April Book Club

Apr 21, 2020 3:00PM—5:00PM

Google Hangout Join by phone ‪+1 609-474-6614‬ PIN: ‪981 788 026‬#

Grief, Art, and the Outdoors under Quarantine Host Peer Group: Historic Sites and Outdoor Education  What have we lost and gained from art and nature in this time of crisis? How can both still bring us together? Reading/Viewing Selection:  What happens when we lose art that brings us together? NYTimes, March 20, 2020 How Can…

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#NYCMERReads: March Book Club

Mar 31, 2020 5:30PM—7:00PM

Google Hangout

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access in Museums Host Peer Group: Freelancers, Mentors & Internship Supervisors, and Managers Location: Meeting ID Phone Numbers (‪US‬) ‪+1 224-788-7120‬ PIN: ‪447 050 337#‬ NYCMER Book Club has gone virtual! Join us on Google Hangouts to discuss readings on various aspects of the topics Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access,…

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POSTPONED: Labor of Love? Discussing Unionization in Museum Education

Mar 18, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

370 Jay Street, Room 1201, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join NYCMER for a conversation on unionization in museum education and its implications. Over the past year, staff, including educators, at a number of museums, have voted to unionize, joining the small pool of local museums with long-unionized educators. Hear from staff and union reps involved in recent efforts, as well as from institutions with…

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Unpacking Identity: Museums, Race, and Education

Feb 28, 2020 3:00PM—6:00PM

Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 3:00-6:00pm

Join NYCMER’s advocacy committee for an afternoon focused on unpacking race and identity, facilitated by Keonna Hendrick and Marit Dewhurst. This program is open to anyone interested in the personal work of self-reflection with regard to race and identity. We will collectively engage in a workshop surrounding critical inward focus, our respective and diverse spheres…

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#NYCMERReads: Feb Book Club

Feb 25, 2020 6:00PM—7:30PM

The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Road Queens, NY

How can museums remain as true public spaces for the community, both internally with staff and externally with visitors, within the capitalist and classist society we live in today? Join us to discuss the challenges in building a consistency in ethics within museums, and actionable steps we can take as museum staff. We’ll consider the…

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#NYCMERReads: Jan Book Club

Jan 17, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

Poster House 119 West 23rd Street New York, NY

New year, new opportunities to get involved with NYCMER! Inspired by our past initiatives discussed at our 40th-anniversary party, we are bringing back our NYCMER Book Club with a twist – we aren’t reading books! We will be focusing on the articles, journals, thought pieces, spreadsheets, reports and other short-form readings that the field has been…

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Conference #Winning – How to Survive and Thrive

Jan 13, 2020 6:30PM—8:00PM

Teachers College 525 West 120th Street New York City, New York

Conferences are great places to meet and network with colleagues, learn about trends in the field, and share current innovative work. But coming into a conference can be daunting! Whether you are a student, emerging professional, aspiring leader, or seasoned veteran, perhaps you could use some pointers on how to create a session proposal, get the…

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Annual NYCMER Holiday Party

Dec 17, 2019 6:00PM—8:00PM

The Explorers Club 46 East 70th Street New York, New York

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us for an evening of holiday cheer and anticipation for the New Year as NYCMER hosts our annual holiday party at The Explorers Club. ‘Tis the season to merrily meet with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, snap a festive shot with Percy the polar bear, and raise a…

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Continuing the Conversation: Strategies for Latinx Museum Engagement

Nov 19, 2019 6:30PM—8:30PM

American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park West New York City, New York

What role does the Spanish language play in cultivating Latinx participation in museum offerings? What other barriers of entry for these communities are at play? How can we more actively engage and participate with Latinx communities across museum programs? Panelists from the popular NYCMER Annual Conference session Con las Puertas Abiertas: Strategies for Latinx Museum…

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