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  • A Collaborative Training Session

    A Collaborative Training Session

    Speed Art Museum and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art team up for learning opportunity

    by Janet DenUyl, Docent, Speed Art Museum

    The docents of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, KY are grateful to Craig Anderson and Karen Skillett of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for the excellent video training session Beyond Art History: Creating Great Tour Experiences. At our recent monthly training session, we showed 45 minutes of the recording in which Craig and Karen provided an overview and demonstration of how they use visual thinking strategies, asking open ended questions to engage visitors in close looking and conversation about several aspects of an artwork.

  • A Renewal in the Rebuilding

    A Renewal in the Rebuilding

    Docent programs that evolve with the times will continue to serve their museums and communities well.

    This article was published in the March-April 2024 issue of the American Alliance of Museum's Magazine

    Click here for article pdf.

    By Michelle Carpenter, Docent, Phoenix Art Museum

    Twenty-three years ago, I sat in the second row of a docent training class unsure of what I had signed up for. As a new docent recruit at Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, I had embarked on a rigorous two-year program that would prepare me to offer museum tours and give community and school talks.

  • Atlanta Team Leaders

    Atlanta Team Leaders

     Meet the NDSAtl24 Co-Chairs

    It takes a lot of work and strong team leaders to make a symposium happen. We are thrilled to have a great set of High Museum of Art docents as Co-Chairs of our next Symposium in Atlanta. They are working hard with many other volunteers to make Atlanta another exceptional experience for all the docents who attend. Learn about the Atlanta co-chairs and join us in November!