#MESCommunity | Exploring the Valley Relics Museum
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

#MESCommunity | Exploring the Valley Relics Museum

#MESCommunity | Exploring the Valley Relics Museum

Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 1:00 - 3:00 PM

FREE, RSVP here

Join MESC for a look at one of San Fernando’s most popular cultural icons, the Valley Relics Museum. Having just reopened, the museum is filled with one-of-a-kind pop culture artifacts like neon signs, classic cars, rare documents, yearbooks, restaurant menus, art, western clothing, vintage BMX bicycles, and more! Come explore the museum and join the conversation as we discuss the role of single subject institutions and their relevance.



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MESC Features | Educators' Day Out
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

MESC Features | Educators' Day Out

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
$10 MESC Members | $20 Non-Members

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Advance registration strongly encouraged

How does your story connect to LA? Join us for an engaging, immersive experience with other educators as we travel aboard the Metro to 3 different sites around the city. As educators, we often create experiences for others but very rarely do we allow ourselves to be participants. Meet other educators as we explore new ways to interpret, collaborate, and experience storytelling through this curated experience. Reconnect with what it means to be an educator, and the power that place and story have in creating connections with our surroundings.

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#MESCommunity: Happy Hour at the Golden Road Brewery
Nov
8
5:30 PM17:30

#MESCommunity: Happy Hour at the Golden Road Brewery

Let’s continue the conversation of empathy and inclusion after the MESC Features event. Grab a new friend from the MESC Features event at the LA Zoo, and join us for a drink at the Golden Road Brewery. We can put in our orders before Happy Hour ends at 6pm and then stay and chat with MESC colleagues new and old.

Photo courtesy of: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-lists/best-brewery-tours-in-los-angeles/

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MESC Features: Empathy and Museums
Nov
8
1:45 PM13:45

MESC Features: Empathy and Museums

MESC Features—Empathy and Museums 
November 8 | 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
$10 MESC Members | $20 Non-Members 

Empathy is a developed skill, reinforced through our own interactions with the world. When we are better equipped to understand the needs of other life forms (humans, animals, living things…) we are able to connect, align, and gain new perspectives collaboratively to create a better world together.

Empathy is on the decline, contributing to an era of divisive politics and inequity. We can’t all walk in someone else’s shoes, but we can use tools to understanding the point of view of others and show appropriate emotional response. How can museums work towards fostering empathy and compassion through our institutional initiatives and programs? How could feelings drive action? Join MESC as we dive deep into how empathy can be a guiding thread for you and your institution.

This program is generously hosted by the Los Angeles Zoo and will include a hands-on empathy related activity with animals. Please make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for the program. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required.

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MESC Features: Inclusion and Collaboration from the Inside
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

MESC Features: Inclusion and Collaboration from the Inside

MESC Features - Inclusion and Collaboration from the Inside October 24 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free MESC Members | $10 Non-Members

Core to every Museum’s Education department is their team of gallery educators. Whether in the form of paid staff educators, volunteer docents, visitor service representatives or a combination of these three (or more), these key members of the museum community often serve as visitor’s first impression and are also most likely responsible for the lasting impression of many visitors’ overall museum experiences.

Join MESC and the Bowers Museum as they present staff and docent voices from some of the regions leading institutions in a panel conversation on best practices in training and evaluation of docents/educators particularly in response to the responsibility of museums in the 21st Century to provide visitors access to inclusive, respectful, and culturally relevant interpretive experiences of their collections and spaces.

This program is generously hosted by the Bowers Museum. Educators, coordinators, managers, and docents are encouraged to attend! This event is free MESC members. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

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#MESCommunity | Brown Bag Lunch at Craft and Folk Art Museum
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

#MESCommunity | Brown Bag Lunch at Craft and Folk Art Museum

Join us at the Craft & Folk Art Museum on Sunday, October 7th to see three, brand-new exhibitions: "Merion Estes: Unnatural Disasters", "Sherin Guirguis: Of Thorns and Love", and "Daydreaming by Uzumaki Cepeda". Learn more about the artists and their exhibits at CAFAM website.

After walking around the galleries, we will head to the park across the street to eat our brown bag lunches together, discuss the exhibitions, and catch up with colleagues. Museum admission is pay as you like. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

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#MESCommunity | Friday Night at the Wende Museum
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

#MESCommunity | Friday Night at the Wende Museum

Join MESC friends old and new as we explore the newly opened Wende Museum in Culver City! The name Wende (pronounced “venda”) is a German word meaning “turning point” or “change.” The Wende presents Cold War art, culture, and history from the Soviet Bloc countries during the transformative period leading up to and following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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#MESCommunity | Space Is the Place: Lauren Halsey and Patrisse Cullors at the Hammer
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

#MESCommunity | Space Is the Place: Lauren Halsey and Patrisse Cullors at the Hammer

Let’s come together to support LA based artists! On Tuesday, August 14th at 6pm Patrisse Cullors and Lauren Halsey will be in conversation at the Hammer Museum. They will discuss displacement of low-income communities in Los Angeles, the prison-industrial complex, and economic disparity within the city.

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#MESCommunity: Tuesday Trivia at the Original Farmers Market
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

#MESCommunity: Tuesday Trivia at the Original Farmers Market

Join new and old MESC friends as we put our brains together at Tuesday Trivia. Let’s connect about our shared field throughout the evening! Grab a bite to eat and a drink from one of the many Original Farmers Market restaurants then join us on the West Patio at 6:30 pm. Trivia starts promptly at 7pm. Register

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#MESCommunity - Join the MESC Board at the Autry After Hours: Viva el Arte
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

#MESCommunity - Join the MESC Board at the Autry After Hours: Viva el Arte

Join us on the South Lawn at the Autry Museum at 6:00 PM and get a behind the scenes peek at the professional development opportunities that exist by serving on the MESC Board. Meet current board members and hear their story of how they came to serve in their role. MESC is a great space to cultivate your passions, ideas, and career. Register

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2018 Annual Institute
May
29
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Annual Institute

Not There Yet: Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Hegemony in Museum Education

How do we design welcoming and engaging learning experiences that honor the histories and lives of our diverse communities? We invite individuals, educators, and museum professionals from all backgrounds and career levels to examine equity within the broader context of…

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