Breakout Sessions

We are very excited about the National Docent Symposium 2019 Workshop/Breakout sessions we have selected for October 25th and 26th (and are listed below).  They cover many areas, including touring techniques for adults and children, docent education and training, using technology, touring with guests who have special needs, and managing diversity in museum touring.  There will be four sessions of eight topics each.  You may make your choices at the time of registration for the meeting beginning in April 2019.

Adult Touring by Design    Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Art and Medicine: Connecting Experiences    Toledo Museum of Art

Art Trak-Multiple Visit Program    Woodmere Art Museum

Art Without Borders: Outreach for the Refugee Community   Everson Museum of Art

Arts Alive! Non-traditional Interactive Tours     Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

Building Meaning Together: The Power of School and Museum Partnerships    San Antonio Museum of Art

Centaurs, Sekhmet and Shamans: Engaging and Expanding the Teen-Age Mind Through Composite Figures   Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Close Looking/Unasked Questions    Clark Art Institute

Collaboration is Key: Working together to Develop New School Tours   Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens

Connecting to Contemporary Art     Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Conscious Conflict Management: Transforming Discipline Issues into Teaching Moments   Phoenix Art Museum

Creating in the Galleries: Fostering a Memorable Experience   Columbus Museum of Art

Creative Collaboration: Capitalizing on Gallery Guide Partnerships with Museum Educators   Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Curating a Website for the Non-Digital Docent    Everson Museum of Art

Detour Ahead! A Roadmap for Change within a Docent Program   Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Docent to Docent: Creating a Successful Peer Review Program     Boston by Foot

Doors Always Open! Accessibility for All    Minneapolis Institute of Art

Ekphrastic Writing through Engaging VisLit Activities: Start Your Museum's Successful Poetry Contest   Toledo Museum of Art

Engaging Learners: A Case Study of Docent Training     Albuquerque Museum

From Angst to Action: Developing a Docent-Led Program to Promote Inclusion and Diversity    Walters Art Museum

Hands on History: Civil Rights Discovery Tour    North Carolina Museum of History

Hands-On Activities in the Galleries: Strategies to Take to your Museum  Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College

Interpreting Tough Topics with Dignity   National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kid Lit: An Interactive First Grade Tour Combining Content Areas and Visual Art   Huntington Museum of Art

Maximizing Your Permanent Collection: Creating New Impressions    National Portrait Gallery

Minds in Motion: Engaging Visitors with Memory Loss   Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Museum in a Box: Taking Your Museum Tour on the Road    Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

Now You See It, Now You Don't: Strategies and Techniques for Interpretive Tours of Time-Based Media   San Jose Museum of Art

Outside the Comfort Zone: When Listening is More Important than Talking    Oakland Museum of California

Partnering with Your Schools: A Scholastic and Museum Alliance, STE(A)M and More   Ponce Inlet Lighthouse and Museum

Project-Based Learning for Docents: A Framework of Teaching for Understanding   National Gallery of Art

Reframing the Museum Experience: Creating a Distance Learning Program    Smithsonian American Art Museum

Reimaging Museum Tours for People Who are Blind or with Low Vision   Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

See Me at the Museum:  Tours for Those with Memory Loss   Smithsonian American Art Museum

Spotlighting Students' Art in the Museum   McNay Art Museum

Steps for Expanding Inclusive Tours    High Museum of Art

Tackling Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity with Docents   Tucson Museum of Art

Talk About What We Talk About   Ackland Museum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Art of Interfaith Tours    St. Louis Art Museum

The Sphere of Co-Learning: Mentor and Student-Guide in a Collaborative Relationship    Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Then, Now, Next: Developing a Comprehensive Access Program   Denver Art Museum

There's More to the Story: Making Connections Using iPads/Tablets    Bowers Museum 

Using Art to Teach History    North Carolina Museum of History

Using Visual Thinking Strategies to enhance participation   Art Gallery of Ontario

We Tour with Pre-K Children and You Can Too     Walters Art Museum

What Makes You Say That? Valuing Students' Ideas Begins in the Classroom    Columbus Museum of Art

Whodunnit? Stepping Out with Visual Thinking Strategies in Crime Scenes and Other Unusual Places      Utah Museum of Fine Arts 

You Can Touch This!  Build and Use a Hands-on Collection for All Visitors   Walters Art Museum

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