Workshop: Focusing on Visitors: Public Programming and Exhibits at History Institutions
This workshop provides a broad overview of public programming and exhibits with a focus on active learning. Seasoned educators will direct conversations about museum education and the role of museum educators.
Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and apply.Through interactive activities and case studies, participants will gain knowledge and tools for a wide range of relevant topics, including audience types, volunteer management and training, tour techniques, active learning with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, technology, evaluations, planning, and working with others to build programs.
The themes of this workshop are based on the publication The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, coauthored by one of the workshop instructors.
Date: March 15-16, 2018
Location: Historic Locust Grove | Louisville, KY
Cost: $230 AASLH Members/$345 Nonmembers
*Get $40 off registration if you book by February 15, 2018!*
Who Should Attend:
This workshop is ideally suited for staff (first-time museum educators, tour guides, volunteer managers, and mid-career professionals), museum studies students, or dedicated volunteers working in all types of museums who are given the responsibility of education and public programming.
Tim Grove is the Chief of Education for the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, and co-author of The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques. The 2nd Edition of the book is coming out this spring. Alexandra Rasic is the Director of Public Programs for the Homestead Museum in City of Industry, CA.