b'enjoy professional developmentway for our employees to engage$800,000 of support over five opportunities and access toin their community. years for a series of special the Perot Museums network ofThe program reached about 4,800exhibitions, installations in the educators and vast resources. students during the 2017-2018museums collection galleries, and a The program involves a formalschool year, with participatingprospective touring exhibition. The application process for teachersteachers reporting increasedsponsorship also includes resources to ensure they are invested andconfidence and creativity into facilitate loans of items from the committed. Chosen teachers fromteaching the STEM disciplines. Keir Collection to other U.S. and across the Dallas-Fort Worthinternational institutions.area attend a week-long SummerBuilding Cross-CulturalIn 2017, the DMA opened The Keir Academy, where they are groupedUnderstanding Collection of Islamic Art Gallery in according to their level of comforta newly redesigned gallery space and expertise in sciencespre- In 2015, the Dallas Museum of Artthat increased the number of works service teachers, novice teachers,(DMA) announced Kosmos as theon view from the collection, as advanced teachers, and mentorpresenting sponsor of the Keirwell as retained several important teachersrather than by grade level. Collection of Islamic Art for itsmasterworks that were on view inaugural years of exhibitions andin the first exhibition. The 2015-Instruction continues through theinstallations. Assembled over the academic year with five professional2016 exhibition, Spirit and Matter: course of five decades by notedMasterpieces from the Keir Collection development sessions held onart collector Edmund de Unger weekends twice a month, for whichof Islamic Art, showcased more than (1918-2011), the Keir Collection is50 masterworks from the collection they receive continuing educationrecognized by scholars as one of credits required for teachers bymarking the first time many of the the worlds most geographicallyfeatured works had been on display the Texas Education Agency.and historically comprehensive, The teachers are also mentoredin North America. More than 115,000 encompassing almost 2,000 workspeople visited the exhibition.throughout the academic year. in a range of media that span 13 Kosmos employeesengineers,centuries of Islamic art. Although the process of geologists, and geophysicists bridging cultures begins with the Kosmos partnership with DMApreservation of historic artifacts, have served as guest speakers onis an extension of our desire to science related topics, includingit develops most fully through the engage with the communitiesstudy of art and what it reveals, the practical application ofwhere we live and work, and scientific principles in business.not just about the artists and the foster appreciation for the artworks themselvestheir form, their This has been a successful way toand culture of these communities. simultaneously build capacity ofstyle, and their contentbut also The partnership between thethe social, political, and cultural local educators while providing amuseum and the company provides circumstances that shaped them. Kosmos partnership with DMA is an extension of our desire to engage with the communities where we live and work, and foster appreciation for the art and culture of these communities.28'