Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.– William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
…Wolins  who notes that, ‘although many museum educators admit...– Grenier, R.S. 2005. Proceedings from AERC ‘05. Do As I Say, Not as I Do: A Case Study of Two museum Docent Training Programs. Athens: GA.
What is the role of museums and what is their...
Individuals, families, children, connoisseurs and the curious all visit museums for reasons stemming from universal motivations. “Millions of people, young and old, alone and in groups, have some kind of museum experience every year,” (Falk, 1992, p. 2). Whether exploring, focusing or scrutinizing a collection, the participation of this experience contributes to the museum’s collective...
Neuroscience: Art Interpretation and Learning
I’ve been thinking a lot about neuroscience’s increasing presence and incorporation into education, on understanding the nature of cognition and especially critical thinking. I have been particularly thinking about this in relation to art; I wonder if brain imaging would show different appearances when an individual is learning versus interpreting a work of art. Now, yes, one...
2012 MAT Thesis Presentations
A major congratulations to my peers and colleagues in the 2012 MAT program! Last week, I watched and listened as my colleagues presented their Masters of Arts in Teaching Theses. One particular presentation of a friend near and dear to me presented a research topic on “Contemplative Museum Practices” and it was truly a generous contribution to both field of art education...
above the fog: The Getty →
abovethefog: Getty to trim 34 jobs in its museum division! This is scary considering I work for an art museum; including the Education Department when I’m not busy with events. Naturally the Getty’s Education Department is the hardest to be hit. The J. Paul Getty Trustannounced Monday that it was…
At first I thought we were looking at the work of art. Then I realized the work...– (Burnham & Kai-Kee, 2011, p. 63).
Experiment Station (The Phillips Collection Blog) →
The D.C. Docent: And the Winner Is? AU vs.... →
dcdocent: What a weekend! The timing of both the Corcoran’s BFA senior show and American University’s MFA thesis show this past Saturday, really set up a comparison of both sets of graduates, whether it wanted to or not. I started my (late) afternoon at the Katzen’s opening reception featuring 9 of its