Created for teachers and educational professionals, the Educator Resource Center (ERC) contains a wide array of books, Art Connection Kits, videos and other materials available for check out.
ERC staff offer a variety of FREE services from Curriculum Consultations to Professional Development sessions. This community resource is the place to discover how the Museum’s collection can support and enrich your classroom activities.
Thursday, Noon-5 p.m.
Friday, Noon–5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Or by appointment
Contact us for more information about the Educator Resource Center
Circulating resources to use in your classroom
Come in and browse our shelves, or search for materials online. You must be registered to borrow materials.
First time users?
Please click here to register for the Educator Resource Center.
Please click here to update your information.
Learn more about our circulating policies
Want to incorporate objects from the Nelson-Atkins collection into your next unit or program activites, but don’t know how?
Individuals or teams of teachers can schedule a consultation with ERC staff to develop strategies for incorporating Museum collections into classroom curriculum and community programs.
Professional Development Workshops
Want to schedule a dynamic and engaging event for your next professional development? FREE morning, afternoon or all-day sessions are available Wednesday through Friday and can accommodate up to 45 people.
The ERC team will work with you to provide a customized event. Following an orientation in the Educator Resource Center, your event can include:
Contact us for more information or to schedule your next meeting.
Early scheduling is encouraged.
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EDUCATOR RESOURCE CENTER is supported in part by H&R Block.