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Teacher Events and Workshops

Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.Teachers discuss artworks with Asian Art Museum staff during a teacher workshop.


Teacher Institute: Teaching Religions of Asia

Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM
$50 for non-members, $40 for members, pre-registration required.

Work with scholars, curriculum developers, and museum staff to learn strategies for using primary sources to teach about Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. Each day will include scholar talks, model lessons, gallery visits, group discussions, and a continental breakfast. This workshop is presented in partnership with UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project.



Discovering Connections Teacher Institute
Monday, Jul 22–Friday, Jul 26, 2019
$250, scholarships available
Applications due April 28

This year this five-day program invites high school teachers to explore works from the diverse collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with artworks and discover how the museum setting fosters critical thinking and creativity. The institute includes close-up gallery experiences, illuminating conversations with peers and museum staff, and useful resources to take back to the classroom.

For questions about teacher events and workshops contact the Education Department at 415-581-3697 or schools[at]