MER Board Nominations Now Open
Do you want to advance the field of museum education and connect with peers, both nationally and internationally? Consider joining the Museum Education Roundtable Board of Directors! Learn more.
Have you and your colleagues experimented with something new—a program, a process, a collaboration, etc.—to solve a common problem that other museum educators face? The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Museum Education will feature case studies that present new solutions to problems common to the field. Tell us about your endeavors! Learn more about the submission process here.
The March 2017 issue (v.42, n.1) of the Journal of Museum Education has been published online and is accessible to all MER members via the Taylor & Francis web portal. Guest edited by Esther Washington and Anna Hindley of the Museum of African American History and Culture, Race, Dialogue and Inclusion: A Museum on the National Stage features articles written by members of the NMAAHC staff on inclusive staffing and programming, early childhood racial identity, addressing race in the classroom, and using social media for social justice.
Hard copies of the issue have been shipped and should arrive in members’ mailboxes in the coming weeks. If you are interested in accessing this content consider joining MER. New members receive instant digital access to the latest issue of the JME as well as the full 41 volume digital archive.
EdComVersation: Race, Dialogue and Inclusion
Be sure to join JME v.42, n.1 guest editor Anna Hindley and article author Lanae Spruce for an online EdComVersation on March 16, 2017 from 2:00–3:00pm EST. The group will discuss two articles: “Race Isn’t Just a ‘Black Thing’ – The Role that Museum Professionals Can Play in Inclusive Planning and Programming,” and “Social Media for Social Justice,” which provide insight into the experiences behind the planning for NMAAHC, lessons learned, and replicable models for other institutions and professionals to consider as they too deepen their level of inclusivity, with staff and their audiences, and join in the social justice discourse.
Download your free Journal of Museum Education (JME) Reader Guide today! This Reader Guide includes a free copy of the article “The Research Communication Continuum: Linking Public Engagement Skills to the Advancement of Cross-disciplinary Research” by Carol Lynn Alpert from the December 2016 issue (v.41, n.4) of the JME, Museums & Universities: Partnerships with Lasting Impact, as well as a list of discussion questions and additional resources. Learn more and download now.