Lessons from the International Community: Museums, Teachers and Literacy
Education and Interpretation
Washington State Convention Center  Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     620 
Innovative Art Teaching Using Museum Resources explores the “A is for Art” program, a collaborative effort between the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the aRts, which aims to build competencies of elementary art teachers to meaningfully engage students in museum-based art lessons.

Dating Literacy: A New Relationship examines a pilot project between the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in which partners from museums, a state library, community agencies and families address literacy as a new organizing principle in which to encourage public engagement with museum collections and ideas.


Global Perspectives

Session Format :    Flash

Learner Outcomes

Greg Stevens - American Alliance of Museums

Greg has directed the AAM professional development program since 2007, including seminars and webinars, international programs, Professional Network programs, EMP initiatives, AAM Career Café and Museum Career Labs, reaching thousands of colleagues each year. He is co-editor (with Wendy Luke)of A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career (2012, The AAM Press). He holds an MAT, Museum Education from The George Washington University and a BA in theatre from San Diego State University.

Melissa Viswani - Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board

Helen Whitty - Powerhouse Museum