Teacher Programs: Teaching Institute in Museum Education
Session 1: Sunday, August 2, 2:00 p.m.–Friday, August 7, 12:00 p.m.
Program Fee: Free to selected participants
Housing Fee: SAIC residence hall accommodations are free to selected participants.
SAIC Begins Accepting Applications: February 15, 2015
Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Each summer, the Teaching Institute in Museum Education (TIME) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers a select group of art museum educators from across the country the opportunity to participate in an inspiring professional development experience. TIME participants discover, discuss, and engage in new gallery teaching practices and share museum experiences in an environment that is both supportive and challenging. TIME is hosted by SAIC and the Art Institute of Chicago.
The TIME seminar program is built upon these guiding principles:
- A dialogical model of gallery teaching provides unrivaled opportunities for people to see deeply and think together about works of art.
- A reflective approach to gallery teaching helps visitors find personally valuable pathways to experience and understand art museum collections and special exhibitions.
TIME includes observation and study of works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago; discussions on current theories and practices in gallery teaching; presentations by leading art historians, curators, museum educators, and visiting artists; and a survey of the literature and history of American museum education.
TIME is led by:
- Rika Burnham, Head of Education at the Frick Collection
- Elliot Kai-Kee, Education Specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum
TIME is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.