Lessons from the International Community: Museums, Teachers and Literacy
Education and Interpretation
Wednesday, May 21  10:15-11:30 a.m.     Washington State Convention Center  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

Presenter: Greg Stevens, American Alliance of Museums; Helen Whitty, Powerhouse Museum; Melissa Viswani, Asian Civilisations Museum, National Heritage Board