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The following is a list of fourteen major museums in the United States that offer resources and materials on Asia for educators at all levels. This list was compiled by Melissa Rockefeller, Education Assistant,
Japan Society, New York.

The Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Museum Education
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603-6110

Contact: Jeanne Poole

Slide packets; poster packets; computer programs; resource center; workshops for educators.

Asian Art Museum
Education Department
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Contact: Rose Roberto

Slide sets; resource packets; written materials for teachers; maps and chronologies; videos; coloring books; hands-on kits (loan only); school programs and tours; workshops for educators.

Birmingham Museum of Art
Education Department
2000 8th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Teacher packet on Japan; lending video library; hands-on culture cases for China, Japan and Korea (loan only); school tours.

Boston Children’s Museum
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500 ex.233 and 235
Contacts: Leslie Swartz and Shoko

Teaching kits; curriculum materials; videos; teacher resource center; workshops for educators; some materials available through the Museum Shop, annotated bibliography.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Department of Education and Public
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Teacher booklets; workshops for educators; curriculum materials and consultation; school tours; slide library with slides on Asian collection of the museum (available for purchase through museum store); on-line exhibitions.

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Education Department-TRC
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1797
216-421-7340 ex. 469

Contact: Mary Ann Popovich

Slide packets; videos; Teacher Resource Center; workshops for educators. Resource Center is especially strong on Japan.

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Contact: Rogene Cuerden,

Education Administrator Two laminated posters on Japan (lacquer box and wood block print) with a teacher guide, activity suggestions, and information about the object; teacher workshops. Teachers’ night in September.

The Field Museum
Harris Educational Loan Center
Roosevelt Road and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Contact: Dan Brinkmeier

Slide sets; videos; cultural experience boxes available for loan to teachers in five counties around Chicago. Some materials for sale.

Freer Gallery of Art
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Education Department
School and Family Programs
Smithsonian Institution MRC 707
Washington, DC 20560
202-357-4880 ex. 246

Contact: Frances Yeh

Slide packets; activity guides; videos; workshops for educators; on-line lesson plans; on-line activities for children; on-line exhibitions.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Education Department
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Teacher packets; visual resource center; evening programs for educators; school outreach programs.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Uris Library and Teacher Resource
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

The Uris Library has videos and teacher packets available for a two-week loan. Must be picked up. The bookstore sells videos and museum bulletins on Asian art. Workshops for educators. On-line exhibitions.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
626-449-2742 ex. 31

Contact: Lucia Yang
Education Coordinator

Teacher packets on previous and current exhibitions; teacher workshops; school outreach programs.

Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Asian Art Museum
P.O. Box 22000
Seattle, WA 98112-9700

Contact: Louisa Schrier

Curriculum units on Japan and China; teacher workshops; Teacher Resource Center.

Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

Contact: Pat Villeneuve
Curator of Education

Teacher packets on Asia; Japan and integrated cross-cultural teacher packets that include Asian art; teacher workshops; slide reproductions of museum collection.