The Museum Educators of Southern California was formally founded in 1977 and obtained 501 (c)(3) status.
MESC is one of the oldest and largest museum education professional organizations in the country providing Southern California museum educators with professional development, theoretical discourse, practical training, and networking for over 30 years.
We are an inclusive alliance of critically aware museum educators who cultivate and build strategic relationships rooted in sharing resources and encouraging experimentation that empowers the field.
Mission & Values
MESC envisions a community of empowered museum educators who will advance the field.
Through transparent processes and open communication, we share organizational authority among empowered museum educators.
Our community is cultivated through collective empathy, vulnerability, and integrity.
We invite, celebrate, and respect diverse voices and strive for honest, reflective, and productive dialogue.
Our solidarity is what gives us the credibility and power to advocate for ourselves and others.