Giertz Education Center

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The newly configured Giertz Education Center features an interactive space where visitors of any age can explore touch and texture while they create mini exhibitions of their own, using objects in the Center. (Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museu
The newly configured Giertz Education Center features an interactive space where visitors of any age can explore touch and texture while they create mini exhibitions of their own, using objects in the Center. (Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.)

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Prompts encourage seeking and finding related items in the interactive exhibition space. (Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.)
Prompts help visitors to seek out and arrange interesting art in the interactive exhibition space. (Giertz Education Center at Krannert Art Museum, 2019.)

The Giertz Education Center serves as an interactive space with "Art You Can Touch" and a place for educators of all kinds to borrow art replicas and posters for you to use with your teaching.

Whether you are a classroom teacher, part of a homeschool cooperative, or a scout leader, you may choose from over 200 art replicas and 800 art posters that represent cultures and artists from around the world from ancient times through today. These resources can help inspire your students and enliven your lessons as you teach art making, creative writing, history, and more.

To find out what is available to you, please feel free to come by and browse the collection or complete the request form. Tell us what you are teaching and your goals and we will suggest resources that you may want to use. It is best to let us know when ahead of time if you plan on coming by, since the Education Center sometimes closes when being used for the museum's school programs and it is not always staffed.

Objects and posters may be borrowed for four weeks. If you haven't already, borrowers will need to complete a borrower registration form.

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Giertz Education Center Hours

September 5 through December 15 & January 15 through May 15

Open Monday through Thursday · 3–5 pm

Please note that the Education Center will be closed when University of Illinois classes are not in session. If you would like to access the center, please request an appointment by contacting Giertz Education Center Coordinator Anna Renken

 

May 16 through August 31

The Education Center will be accessible by appointment only during the summer months. During this time, the resource collection can still be browsed through SHARE, and teachers can order resources for delivery to any library in Illinois. 

For more information or to make an appointment, contact Anne Sautman at the link above.