Cool Culture

Log Number: MP-00-11-0012-11

Cool Culture helps to build connections between museums and a new audience through its ongoing collaborative work with 90 museums and 40 early childhood learning centers in the greater New York City area. With IMLS funding Cool Culture will create a laboratory for new audiences, creating 12 new partnerships between museum educators and early childhood teachers. Through a series of seminars, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own practice and exchange ideas on how museum educators can align their museum's resources with community needs. Through formal presentations, peer discussion groups, and collaborative problem solving, the three-year laboratory project will deepen museum professionals' knowledge of early childhood learning practice, outreach strategies for low income audiences, and how to align their museums' resources and programs with community needs.