Some Things Never Change!

Phippin Museum, Prescott, AZChallenging Issues for Docents:

from Kaleidoscope 2001


  • Staff/Docent Relationships
     
  • Docent evaluation/peer evaluation
     
  • Home School tours
     
  • How to retire someone out of active touring graciously
     
  • Uniting two separate museums’ programs and docents
     
  • Touring with mixed ages
     
  • Parents or chaperones who interfere with the tour or wander off
     
  • Funding docent support systems
     
  • Trying to get the Education Department to stress training in galleries  rather than Art History lectures


These issues are all relevant today.  Most of them will be the subject of a Roundtable Discussion in St. Louis. 

Look for the reports which will be posted soon after the symposium.  Maybe we can solve them this time around.

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