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As NDSC President, I think the most rewarding outcome of the past two years is the outpouring of human connection made possible through participation in our social media platforms. Many of you have expressed gratitude for the opportunities for continued involvement and support found in the Facebook Forum hosted by Sharon Bazarian, interest group zooms such as those led by Lee Rubenstein (Creating a Docent Curator’s Club, Spring 2021) and the discussion groups hosted by our regional directors … especially those launched in response to our first ever webinar event (recording can be found here). Your response to that webinar, with over 600 attending, made us fully realize the impact of connection. Expect us to continue to schedule regional discussion groups through spring 2022.

I would like to recognize and celebrate each of your contributions to the mission of the NDSC.  You have sustained us and each other and become enthusiastic ambassadors for the NDSC.  Thank you!

Our Council members are excited about the NDS2022 symposium in Kansas City, and celebrating our fourth decade into the year to follow. Some Council directors’ terms will end in September.  Happily that opens opportunity to others… perhaps you?  Please take a look at the Director Information page here. Note that all applicants must be registered for the symposium to be considered so now is the time to be considering the opportunity.   We hope to hear from you!

Registration for the Kansas City Symposium will begin in February, so stay tuned! 

Madelyn Mayberry
President, National Docent Symposium Council

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Building Docent Community in Our Virtual World

Read here how the docents at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco stayed connected not only with one another, but with docents in museums all over our country. 

Hint:  The recipe for this prize-winning cocktail is included!  

Gin Wachter SM NDSC Cheryl Palmer  Renee Franklin  Wadsworth Atheneum 1

We are proud to recognize our supporters by profiling the individuals and institutions that inspire them.  From left to right, Gin Wachter (Saint Louis Art Museum); Cheryl Palmer (The Mint Museum); Renée Brummel Franklin (Saint Louis Art Museum); and Wadsworth Atheneum Docent Council 50th Anniversary.  

The Docent Handbook 2 

Now available in two versions, digital and print.

For more information and ordering instructions, click this LINK.

Find PowerPoint Presentations and Handouts from the Washington D.C. Symposium and several past symposia at the Symposia menu tab above or  click here

Be a Resource!  We welcome articles for publication on the NDSC website. 


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