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FYI (rec'd from NAEA) re: museum fees waived for NAEA NYC conventionees

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Mrsbeeswax_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Mar 08 2001 - 16:23:32 PST


NAEA MEDIA RELEASE
NATIONAL ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Office of the Executive Director
Phone 703-860-8000 Fax 703-860-2960
Home Page—http://www.naea-reston.org
E-mail: naea@dgs.dgsys.com

March 8, 2001

OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS WAIVED BY NYC MUSEUMS IN SUPPORT OF NAEA MEMBERSHIP

Over a million dollars in potential entrance fees are waived by NYC museums
for registered delegates to the NAEA convention in New York City.

"According to NAEA President Eldon Katter, "if one estimated an average $10
entrance fee at 20 museums for 5,000 delegates it comes to a million dollars.
That is a significant contribution to our members, and NAEA extends its
thanks and appreciation to all the museums."

Katter praised the vision and leadership of convention program coordinator
Nancy Walkup for initiating and organizing this benefit for association
members. "Using estimated averages," said Katter, "if everyone could visit
all these museums this is a savings of $200 per NAEA delegate.

Katter also announced that NAEA accomplished another all-time record of
3,748 pre-registered delegates. "That’s about a thousand more than the total
attendance in California last year." It is expected that another 1,500 will
register on site next week.

Museums offering Free Admission with
NAEA Convention Badge

Alice Austin House
2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
Hours: March-October, Thu-Sun 12-5pm

American Academy of Arts and Letters
633 West 155th Street, NY, NY 10032-7599
Hours: May 17-20 1-4pm

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