Sheila Vidmar, Mid-Atlantic

About Sheila

As a litigation attorney, I realized the power of storytelling to persuade and enlighten. I have also loved visiting great museums, including the Walters, for many years, and listening to the stories behind the objects and the collections. Now as a docent, I can combine my love of the art and objects in the Walters Art Museum with my enjoyment of telling stories and providing context for students and adult visitors. I particularly enjoy researching and developing new tours and new themes to energize the permanent collection and entice visitors to return again and again to the Museum.

My Connection with the NDSC

I attended my first Symposium in 2017 as a presenter in one of the breakout sessions, highlighting a new school tour, Ancient Engineers to Modern Innovations. In the course of preparing for the presentation, I learned more about the work of the Council and became very eager to attend the symposium in Montreal. I was not disappointed, returning from the symposium full of new ideas and energy. I was elected to the Council as Director-at-Large, concentrating on increasing the visibility of the NDSC via its website.  From 2022 - 2024, I will be filling the Regional position for the Mid-Atlantic region.   I am excited to share my enthusiasm with as many other docents as possible.

Additional Info

  • Docent Since: 2013
  • Elected: 2017
  • Museum Name: The Walters
  • Museum Photo: Museum Photo

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