Showcase of Ideas

All attendees are invited to kick off the 2019 National Docent Symposium at Showcase of Ideas on Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 to 7:15 pm in the beautiful lobby hall of The Mayflower Hotel.  Table presentations by a diverse group of museums will showcase an array of successful programs developed by docents to benefit museum visitors, staff, docents and in some cases specific communities via outreach programs. Please join us.  A beverage bar will allow you to socialize with your fellow delegates while learning more about these exciting programs:

Advancing Your Program for Visitors with Low/No Vision—Smithsonian American Art

Art, Observation and Medicine—Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Artists at Work: Magical, experiential program that exposes 2nd graders to art and art making—Woodmere Art Museum

Black Panther Tours at the National Museum of African Art—Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

CONNECT THE DOTS: Improving the visitor experience—Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Focus on Diversity— Honolulu Museum of Art

Here-Touch this! —Toledo Museum of Art

Historical Thinking with Objects, and Big Crowds in Small Rooms—Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Increasing Diversity in the Docent Corps at the High Museum of Art—High Museum of Art

Museum Multiple Audiences, Multiple Senses— Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Seeking the Human Spirit—Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Houston Grand Opera

Smithsonian Institution Docent Exchange (SIDE): A Docent Consortium —Smithsonian Freer/Sackler Galleries and Smithsonian History Museum 

Tool Kits:  Helping Elementary School students find meaning in art from Asian cultures—Smithsonian Freer/Sackler Galleries

100 4th Tuesday Tours! Attracting Adult Visitors— Huntington Museum of Art


The Place for Docent Exchange! - National Docent Symposium Council 

Meet the hosts of the 2021 National Docent Symposium—The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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