This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Teaching Institute in Museum Education (TIME) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Led by Rika Burnham and Elliott Kai-Kee since its inception in 2005, TIME has provided professional development in the dialogical model of gallery teaching to well over 150 education professionals from museums across the country and around the world. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of TIME, we are thrilled to welcome to Chicago this year’s class of 15 museum educators, chosen from nearly 100 applicants, for study at SAIC and in the galleries of the Art Institute of Chicago. SAIC thanks the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous and ongoing support.   

TIME is a one-week summer seminar is designed for art museum educators who have a special interest in gallery teaching. TIME is hosted by SAIC in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago.

The TIME seminar provides unrivaled opportunities for people to see deeply and to think together about works of art. TIME includes study of works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago, discussion of the theory and practice of gallery teaching, and an introduction to the literature and history of teaching in American art museums. TIME is led by Rika Burnham, Head of Education at the Frick Collection, and Elliott Kai-Kee, Education Specialist in charge of gallery teaching at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

All mid-career museum educators with a demonstrated commitment to gallery teaching are invited to apply. The application process is competitive: 15 candidates will be invited to attend. Accommodations and selected meals are provided free of charge by SAIC, and course fees are waived for all selected applicants.