Start a Program


Teachers, administrators, librarians, youth directors, and scholars looking for partners or to create a new program in K-12 curriculum-building or professional development should contact our Education Director, Julie Maurer:

(Inquiries regarding programs in general adult education should be emailed to the Gotham Center’s Director, Peter-Christian Aigner:



Julie Maurer is an art, history, and museum educator who specializes in architecture and design education. For thirty years, she has been designing programs, publications and exhibitions for cultural institutions and community groups in New York City and the tri-state area. Her work combines disciplines to create innovative programs for all ages. Some highlights include developing Henry Street Settlement’s "Architecture & Design and Community Studies Project,” which received the 2000 President’s Art and Humanities Award for Youth, and "City of Neighborhoods: Bridging School and Community," a nationwide program awarded an independent grant from the Architecture, Planning and Design Program of the New York State Council on the Arts in 1998. She is the author of My Preservation Journal, an architecture, design and preservation book for children, and co-writer of the Historic District Council’s "Community As Classroom," as well as other K-12 curricula with museums and arts organizations. Before coming to the Gotham Center, Maurer served as Director of Education at the South Street Seaport Museum and the Central Park Conservancy.