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New Articles in the Series (November 2018)

Washington Monument with NMAAHC Corona Washington Monument with NMAAHC CoronaInclusion and DiversityCreating space for multiple and diverse voices

Cultural institutions across North America are working to diversify their audiences and become more inclusive and welcoming places for everyone. The role of the docent or guide is becoming more dynamic. We hope that these articles will provide you with ideas and examples on the training, touring and engagement skills required in this new vision of a cultural place.

New Articles about Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives (November 2018):

American History through the African American Lens: Docent Janice Ferebee introduces us to the newest Smithsonian museum and the experience of docenting there. Read it here.

Inclusion in the Galleries: A Conversation on Internal Change: Amelia Wiggins, Manager of Gallery Learning & Interpretation at the Delaware Art Museum, reports on a conversation with Gilda Teixido Kelsey, a member of the Delaware Art Museum’s 2017 museum guide class, about her experience with the museum’s initiative to put inclusion at the forefront of the vision for their institution and the continuing education program for guides.  Read it here.

Find all articles on inclusion and diversity here

Find online resources on inclusion and diversity here

We welcome your docent ideas and experiences. Share them by:

-- submitting an article to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

-- joining the National Docents Forum Facebook groupan interactive forum for docents and guides. 

Mina Shea, President, National Docent Symposium Council

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