Jeanne Heise, West

About Jeanne:

In fall of 2013, after careers in publishing and tech marketing, I joined the docent training program at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford. From 2014 to 2018, I devoted significant time to touring at the Cantor and to being part of the Docent Steering Committee (2014-present). In 2018, I joined the training program at the Fine Arts Museums of SF (de Young and Legion of Honor Museums), completing the training program in late 2019, touring the collection throughout the training. In 2020-21, as president of the Cantor Docents, I led the docents through the first year of the pandemic, creating new virtual tours, and doing my best to keep the docents engaged. I am co-chair of the National Docent Committee at FAMSF and also serve on their Docent Council (2021-present). In addition, I’m a San Mateo County Arts Commissioner, where I focus on grant making and public art within our county.

My Connection with the NDSC

I attended my first Symposium in 2019, representing the Cantor Arts Center.  The experience of being in a room with so many like-minded people and attending breakout sessions was exhilarating.  I took that enthusiasm home and began to work on the NDS Committee at FAMSF, where we act as the conduit of museum information to the docents and the museums.  I became convinced we needed to take those conversations and discussions we had at the Symposium out to a broader audience and to keep the information and conversation flowing between Symposiums. I am excited to work with the other committee members to do just that.

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 2014 Cantor Art Center, 2018 FAMSF
  • Elected: 2022
  • Museum Name: Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo
  • Museum Name: Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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