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MESC 2015 Annual Institute: Transformation, Balance, and Community

June 10, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

$45 - $70


Join the Museum Educators of Southern California for the 2015 Annual Institute, a great opportunity for professional networking, presentations by guest speakers, and participatory break out sessions.

The 2015 Annual Institute will look at museum education through three contemporary lenses: transformation, balance, and community. Our panel discussions and breakout workshops will cover questions, such as — How can you change your community by using museum resources? How do you find personal and professorial balance in a competitive workforce? How have museums already created transformation?

The morning will begin with a panel of speakers from a wide range of cultural institutions and museums that will share their thoughts on finding personal and professional balance in the workplace. After lunch the keynote panel will explore the transformative power of institutional change and the potential challenges it brings.

And please plan to join us for a MESC Happy Hour following the Annual Institute at DogHaus, 105 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106 beginning at 4pm. Wait out traffic and continue the rich conversations sparked at The Huntington over beer and brats.

Morning Panelists Include  

  • Corrie Siegel – Fowler Museum at UCLA, Education Manager; Actual Size Los Angeles, Founder and Co-Director; Working artist
  • Naomi Buckley MA, MFA, MFT – Teaching Artist – Armory Center For The Arts Intern Supervisor – WriteGirl
  • Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn – BROODWORK, co-founders
  • Erin Branham – The J. Paul Getty Museum, Manager of School Programs
  • Hayk Makhmuryan – Arts Program Coordinator, Lamp Community


Keynote Panelists Include  

  • Catherine Allgor Ph.D. – Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim Director of Education, Huntington Museum, Library and Botanical Gardens
  • Catherine Arias – Director of Education & Visitor Experience, MOCA Los Angeles
  • Karen Wise, Ph.D. – Vice President, Education and Exhibits, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County



If you have any questions please contact us at mescbiz@gmail.com

Cost: $55 members/$70 non-member/$45 student with ID

Included in your registration is admission to The Huntington on the day of the institute, so feel free to enjoy the grounds and collections during breaks and after the conclusion of our event.

Parking is free.

Please note that students will need to present valid ID on the day of the program during registration. Smith Leadership participants and MESC Behind the Scenes participants will receive an additional discount but will need to present discount codes on the day of the program during registration.


A light breakfast will be served for all registered participants. Please bring a lunch or Box lunches are available for $17.00 but must be pre-ordered and paid (no refunds) with registration by June 1st. There will be some box lunches available for purchase on the day of, but you will not get a choice and there is no guarantee of availability

$17 box lunch include sandwich, Chips, Fruit, Cookie, and a choice of beverage.

Sandwich CHOICES:

Huntington Turkey Club                                                                           

Roast Turkey, Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese. Served on Croissant with Roasted Red Pepper Ranch Dressing

Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap                                                                                   

Grilled Chicken, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, House Made Croutons, Parmesan Cheese. Served in Spinach Tortilla with Caesar Dressing

Beef Eater                                                                                     

Sliced Roast Beef, Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Leaf Lettuce. Served on Ciabatta with Dijon Mustard & Horseradish Cream

Grilled Vegetable Wrap                                                                            

Mixed Greens, Fresh Mozzarella, Grilled Red Peppers, Tomato, Red Onion, Basil. Served in Tomato Tortilla with Basil Pesto Cream

2015 Annual Institute Registration

AI Smith Leadership Discount (discount applied in cart)

Behind Scenes Discount (discount applied in cart)

2015 AI – Lunch Options




June 10, 2015
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
$45 - $70




The Huntington
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108 United States
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