Teacher Resource Center Frequently Asked Questions
If your question is not listed below, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All tours must be requested at least four weeks in advance. Once your form is submitted, you will receive an email confirming receipt of your request. This is not a confirmation of your date or time; you will receive confirmation via email within two weeks of the date your request was made. Questions? Email: email@example.com.
If you are preparing for a school field trip to one of SAM’s three locations, make sure to first read through the “How to Schedule a Tour and Prepare for Your Visit” section of our website. General visitor information is also available for SAM Downtown, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park.
SAM’s educator programs invite teachers, administrators, parents and community educators to experience art and culture through exhibition previews and professional development workshops. Educator workshops explore interdisciplinary approaches to curriculum development, cultural literacy and methods for teaching with art objects. Workshop fees vary, and Washington State clock hours are available for most programs.
The Ann P. Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is a free lending library for educators, covering all areas of art, art history and culture. It is located at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 East Prospect Street, Volunteer Park. The TRC offers over 4,000 resources, including curriculum guides, CDs, books, videos and more.
We welcome all educators—teachers, principals, homeschooling parents, art volunteers, student teachers, education students and arts educators—to use the TRC. It is FREE to register with the TRC and all are invited to open houses, teacher workshops and special seminars. Information in the Teacher Resource Center is accessible to educators for all levels in all disciplines.
You can check out materials for up to 14 days, with a one-time renewal on materials when you call 206.654.3186 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may come to the TRC during our business hours to check out resources for up to two weeks. We are open Thursdays and Fridays, 2–5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm (Saturday Hours, June–August: 10 am–2 pm ).
No, we have resources that support all of the museum’s curatorial areas—a wide range of art historical subjects and cultures.
Our online TRC database lists all available resources, but be advised that most are available only on site.
Digital images of many objects in SAM’s collection are available through the museum's online collection. SAM is also working with ARTstor to include images of objects in SAM’s permanent collection in their online library, but you will have to come into the TRC to access these images. Finally, if you would like a high-resolution image of an object in SAM’s collection, please contact our Rights and Reproductions department.
Access SAM’s subscription to ARTstor, an online digital library of art images, by coming to the TRC at the Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Trained TRC staff and volunteers can help you download these images and burn them to a disc for free. The TRC is open Thursdays and Fridays, 2–5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am–5 pm (Saturday Hours, June–August: 10 am–2 pm ).