Noah Rauch is the Senior Director of Education Programs at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, where he oversees the school, youth, family, and interpretive programming for the institution. Previously, he managed grants as Project Coordinator for the Center for Informal Learning and Schools at the Exploratorium, worked as an Educator at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles and Zeum, an arts and technology museum in San Francisco, and was a School, Youth, and Family Programs Intern Educator at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He received an Ed.M in Arts-in-Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in American Studies from Wesleyan University. He has been to all 50 states.
As public entities, museums are points of intersection between diverse audiences, viewpoints, commitments, and practices. Among the challenges facing 21st-century museum educators is the obligation to balance competing claims—to expand the museum experience to meet the varied, and sometimes contradictory, needs of its manifold constituencies and stakeholders.
Keynote Conversation with Steven Seidel, Faculty Director of the Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Jennifer Ifil-Ryan, Associate Director, Education & Community Engagement at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art and Storytelling.
17 sessions and 8 poster presentations on a variety of topics including: access, collaboration, community, school partnerships, technology, teen programs, visitor engagement, and more! View the conference agenda and session descriptions online here.
Time to network and connect with friends and colleagues at peer group lunches, poster sessions, opening and closing receptions, and more!
There are many ways to prepare for an enjoyable conference experience. One is to make sure you have an active NYCMER membership so that you're one of the first to be notified when our conference tickets go on sale, since registration is limited and often sells out. Another is to get to know your fellow NYCMER members before the conference by joining one of our many peer groups or attending the pre-conference. Many NYCMER members are also active on Twitter, and we encourage conference attendees to prepare and share with us @NYCMER and each other with a designated hashtag.
To get a sense of what it's like to attend a NYCMER Conference, check out this video documenting our conference at the American Museum of Natural History in 2013: