Evening for Educators - Art Meets Science: Art Conservation in the Classroom

free

Join art conservators from the IMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and New York University to learn how the study of art objects through a conservator’s eyes can provide opportunities for unique inquiry-based and interdisciplinary lesson plans. Conservators examine and study the materials and techniques of artworks, asking questions about the artist’s choices, examining how art-making processes changed throughout history, and investigating how art objects have changed or been altered over time. This approach not only illuminates a new perspective on museum collections, but enables art teachers to integrate topics from science, history, math and other subjects into exciting and collaborative lesson plans.

The event is offered in conjunction with the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) 2013 conference and will be led by conservators Sarah Barack (Adjunct Instructor, New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts) and Beth Edelstein (Associate Conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), co-chairs of AIC’s K-12 Educational Outreach Committee. Sarah and Beth have provided conservation-focused teacher workshops and in-classroom programs in schools in New York City for the last five years, and look forward to further developing curriculum ideas with teachers in Indianapolis.

Registration is required. To register, please email watsonj@ips.k12.in.us with your name, contact information, school, and grades and subject taught by May 24, 2013. Food will be provided! This event is also eligible for two professional growth plan (PGP) points.

This coincides with the IMA’s Final Fridays, so please stay until 11 pm for drinks, music and other special events!

Indianapolis Museum of Art 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN