Among the many activities free and open to the public will be open houses, lectures, workshops and behind-the-scenes tours of archives throughout the city. These special events are designed to celebrate the importance of historical records and to familiarize interested organizations and the public with a wealth of fascinating archival materials illuminating centuries of New York City history and culture.
A.R.T. has three signature events for New York Archives Week, which include celebratory, educational and outreach initiatives, all important to A.R.T.'s mission:
K-12 Archives Education Institute
The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is
a free program designed to introduce primary sources to K-12 teachers
as a viable and practical resource for classroom instruction and
out-of-class assignments while helping archivists and other special
collections professionals identify ways to connect these materials with
Common Core and state requirements. Primary source materials are drawn
from the rich collections of A.R.T. member repositories and other
metropolitan area archives, museums, and libraries. A different theme is
selected every year, and archivists and other participants provide
documents, photographs, costumes, ephemera, digitized collections and other primary sources that address the theme.
Please be aware that photographs will be taken at this event. By attending AEI you consent to your likeness being used in documentation of the 2016 AEI as well as future promotions of the event.Want to know more about AEI?
The AEI features panel discussions with guest speakers and collaborative group exercises that provide an opportunity to demonstrate how archives can become teachable documents and apply directly to Common Core State Standards. Questions and activities are developed resulting in lesson plans that can be brought back to the classroom.The K-12 Archives Education Institute (AEI) is an annual program held every October sponsored by A.R.T. It is the culminating event for the annual New York Archives Week. It has been co-sponsored by the National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC) and the United Federation of Teachers/Associated Teachers of Social Studies. Generous support has been provided by MetLife and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation.
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The ART Awards Ceremony during NYAW is the only program in the metropolitan New York City region dedicated to honoring the work of archivists and those who support archival programs.
Award for Archival Achievement
Educational Use of Archives
Innovative Use of Archives