Educator Resources

Tools to integrate visual arts into classrooms

Educator Resource Center

The Educator Resource Center (ERC) contains a wide array of books, Art Connection Kits, videos and other materials available for check out. The ERC staff also provide curriculum consultation and professional development sessions to assist educators with art-integration strategies for their classes and community programs.

Come in and browse our shelves or search the online catalog.

You must register with the ERC to borrow materials. Register now to become an ERC patron.

Contact the Educator Resource Center.

Hours (August–May)
Thursday, 3-7 pm
Friday, 3-7 pm
Saturday, 10 am-2 pm

Hours (June & July)
Thursday, 3-5 pm
Friday, 3-5 pm
Saturday, 10 am-2 pm

And by appointment

The Educator Resource Center is supported in part by H&R Block.

Art Connection Kits

Art Connection Kits are available to reserve and check out for 2 weeks, and provide multi-disciplinary, hands-on enrichment activities related to various areas of the museum collection based on historical periods and cultural groups.

Contact the Educator Resource Center for more information.

Materials for sculpture kit Materials for Plains Indians kit Materials for Egypt kit Materials for archeology kit Materials for Africa kit

Online Resources

Classroom Connections
For many of our collection-specific school tours, Classroom Connections documents are available to link your museum visit to classroom learning.


Teacher Guides
Use these resources to guide students in exploring exhibitions, themes, and collection areas.

Exhibition Guides
Teacher Guide for Golden Prospects: California Gold Rush Daguerreotypes

Classroom Connections – Queen Nefertari

Resource Guide – Queen Nefertari

Teacher Guide for Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966 | 1970

Collection Guides
American Art – Teacher Resource Guide (PDF)

Asian Art – Teacher Resource Guide (PDF)

Portraits – Teacher Resource Guide (PDF)

Title I Resources

The Incentive Grant Program provides assistance to schoolwide, Title I schools for pre-K through 12th grade visits to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.