Great news! We have new dates for the next symposium!
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art invites you to Kansas City September 16-19, 2022. By then we’ll all be ready to connect with other docents, guides and museum educators from around the United States and Canada to be inspired by best practices and new learning.
Rooms have been reserved as a block for us at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza. As you stroll along the streets of the first suburban shopping district you will be entertained by its open-air public art gallery. Enjoy discovering bronze and marble sculpture and, of course, our numerous fountains. The Nelson-Atkins is within a few blocks of this district.
Planning is in the works for Pre-tours on September 16. You’ll have opportunities to visit some of the premier cultural institutions by spending a half day or a full day exploring. See what is special about KC … its art, its collections, its sharing of history, its businesses. Everything is up to date in Kansas City!
The symposium will feature visits to some other institutions, a welcome dinner at the beautiful Nelson-Atkins museum, breakout sessions with the most relevant topics, and noteworthy speakers. Our evenings will include dinners at different locations throughout the city. When you depart the 2022 National Docent Symposium, you will leave with new friends, fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm for everything you do for your museum.
Kansas City often surprises with its charm, its cultural amenities and its warm welcome. Join us and find out for yourself!