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For Release March 23, 1998
NAEA To Participate in White House Millennium Project
The President of the United States and the First Lady have launched the
White House Millennium Initiative to mark the end of the 20th century and
the beginning of the new millennium. The program will celebrate American
achievement, recognize and initiate projects, and engage every sector of
society in conveying our rich heritage to future generations. The White
House Millennium Council will highlight projects that recognize the
creativity and inventiveness of the American people and that focus on
culture, scholarship and scientific exploration.
NAEA President Michael Day has been invited to a May meeting with the US
Department of Education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration,
the National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Trust, and approximately
twenty educators, artists, scientists, engineers, museum and technology
experts to explore the feasibility of developing a national arts, science
and technology education Millennium Project.
The preliminary conversations have focused on ideas which combine the arts
and the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology with students
working with teachers, artists, scientists designers, engineers and
others. The project might also showcase local and state components, a
national exhibition and web site display a part of the White House
"NAEA is delighted to participate in this initiative," stated Dr. Day. "The
Association has already formed a task force on the Millennium and this
provides an exemplary opportunity to collaborate with a number of agencies,
foundations and organizations."