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RE: need advice about museum programs

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 17:39:45 -0500

1. If possible contact different campuses at different levels and ask if
they have a teacher volunteer to be on an advisory committee. They could
review your plans for different levels and give you feed back. Don't have a
lot of meetings and busy work from them.
2. Also get a copy of your state school requirements (Your equivalent of the
Texas Essential Skills and Knowledge) Find out what teachers are required to
teach, and help them accomplish those goals then expand beyond them. If you
can tie it into other subjects, classroom teachers, who want to add more
art, have an "excuse" to give the "I want my kids to learn to read and write
not that extra stuff crowd." We include TEKS in the packet we send teachers
after they sign up for field trips.
3. Loan Kits - Make it easily portable. If it takes three people and a pick
up truck to move it to the schools it won't be used.
4. Are you on the museum educators listserve. They can help also.
If you ever need to subscribe again, send "SUBSCRIBE MUSEUM-ED FIRSTNAME
LASTNAME" to LISTPROC. [Firstname Lastname being your own of course]
Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of VBSpivey Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 9:05 PM To: Subject: need advice about museum programs

2 questions for your advice:

the first is general...I've just taken a job at a contemporary art museum (without a permanent collection) to develop programs for schools in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Recognizing the differences among districts and geographic regions, what kinds of programs and collaborations would you suggest as needed within the schools. How can museum educators help teachers (classroom and art specialists) in educating students? We have a wonderful network of community resources here which I plan to work with, but I would appreciate any ideas you have or sucessful programs that you know of.

the second is you have suggestions about some hands-on projects that relate to Pop and assemblage art of the late 50s and 1960s (J. Johns, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Warhol, Marisol) I have considered exploring 4-color separation process using rubber stamps--and using recyclable materials for collage/assemblage works. Any other (clean and easy) ideas would be great.