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The Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center​​​

THE Ann P. Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center (TRC)

The Ann P. Wyckoff Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is a free lending library for educators located in the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. Supporting all three of SAM’s sites, the TRC is a robust teaching toolkit that provides educators with creative ways to promote learning and endless possibilities for integrating art into the classroom.


THU – FRI​​​ 2 – 5 PM
SAT 10 AM – 5 PM
SAT (JUN 20 – sep 5) 10 AM – 2 PM

​Or by appointment during museum hours—please contact us in advance.


Check the Asian Art Museum hours for information about holiday closures. The TRC will be closed for the holidays during these times:


Borrowed materials can be returned to the TRC drop box (available 24 hours a day, seven days a week), located at the loading dock at the north end of the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Us

Asian Art Museum
Volunteer Park
1400 East Prospect Street
Seattle, WA 98112
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The TRC offers interdisciplinary materials to help integrate art into any classroom. Register as a borrower with the TRC for free​ to check out materials, access online image collections, and reserve Outreach Suitcases. TRC borrowers do not need to be members of SAM and include teachers, principals, home school educators, parents, art volunteers, student teachers, education students, and community arts educators. 

The TRC collection will connect you to 4,000 curriculum guides, books, posters, videos, and CDs, as well as an extensive collection of video and image kits from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Register and receive a Complimentary Educator’s Pass for a visit to either the Seattle Art Museum or Asian Art Museum, advance notice about educator programs, and 20% off membership to the Seattle Art Museum plus a 12% discount at SAM Shop (proof of current employment as an educator is required). ​​​


Outreach Suitcases

SAM Outreach Suitcases are collections of objects from diverse cultures, times, and places that students can touch, examine, and discuss. Unpack art in your classroom with these free learning resources.​


Search the TRC Online Catalogue for art education materials (available for a two-week loan) or for the perfect online resource.


SAM has a variety of resources, both at the museum and online, to enrich your classroom teaching. Try the links to the right.

Looking for information about SAM’s artworks, including those currently on view? Access art images, overviews from curators, and related media from SAM’s online collection. Learn how​ to use this dynamic new resource.

TRC registered borrowers who are K–12 classroom teachers can also access ARTstor, an online digital library of art images, in their classroom for free.​​​​


All educators, including parent volunteers and community art teachers, are encouraged to attend our educator training events.

Workshops dig deep into one of SAM’s Educator Resource Guides, Outreach Suitcases, or online resources. ​

COMING UP​ 1 2015Intimate Impressionism: Educator Preview

Oct 17 2015

Perceptions of Place: Fall Workshop
Intimate Impressionism​

JAN 16 2016

New Media: Winter Workshop
Place of Paradox: Contemporary Korean Art

MAR 5 2016

Art and Race: Spring Workshop
Kehinde Wiley

JUL 27–29 2016

Media for the Masses: Summer Institute for Educators

JUN 25 2016

Past and Present: Outreach Suitcase Workshop​​​​


The TRC is here to help bring engaging art-based learning to your classroom. Need personalized lesson planning support? Schedule an individual appointment with the TRC Librarian/Educator for you and your colleagues.