Why is being a docent the best volunteer job, bar none? It’s because it involves training and studying, collaborating with friends, and engaging with museum-goers of all ages in discussions around art. And now, thanks to the opportunity afforded by serving on the National Docent Symposium Council, I have the chance to expand these activities across the US and Canada! I particularly look forward to meeting docents from around the New England region over the next two years.
My Connection with the NDSC
I’m indebted to Sybil Williamson, Past-President of the NDSC, fellow Hood docent, and friend, for urging me to attend my first symposium in Cleveland in 2015. Not only did I engage enthusiastically with fellow art lovers over four glorious days, I was so impressed by the mission of the NDSC that I ran for, and was elected to, the Council as a Regional Director for the New England area! On joining the Council, I became part of the team responsible for revising and publishing an updated version of our popular publication - The Docent Handbook 2. Currently I serve as the Handbook Coordinator.