A History of the NDSC

 

The first National Docent Symposium is hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields). The Milwaukee Art Museum (1983) and the Oakland Museum (1985) follow.

 

The first National Docent Symposium is hosted by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Newfields). The Milwaukee Art Museum (1983) and the Oakland Museum (1985) follow.

 

An Advisory Board is established to perpetuate the biennial NDS

 

An Advisory Board is established to perpetuate the biennial NDS

 

A kaleidoscope was chosen by the Toledo Museum of Art as the symbol of its 1987 Symposium and then adopted as the NDSC logo. Learn more here.

A kaleidoscope was chosen by the Toledo Museum of Art as the symbol of its 1987 Symposium and then adopted as the NDSC logo. Learn more here.

The NDSC meets in Washington, D.C. to draft bylaws, and the organizaion is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the laws of the State of California

 

The NDSC meets in Washington, D.C. to draft bylaws, and the organizaion is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the laws of the State of California

 

The First Edition of the Docent Handbook is published and introduced at the Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The NDSC website is created and launched.

The First Edition of the Docent Handbook is published and introduced at the Symposium in San Antonio, Texas. The NDSC website is created and launched.

An NDS scholarship fund is established in honor of Carole and Eugene Kramer, continuing until 2016

An NDS scholarship fund is established in honor of Carole and Eugene Kramer, continuing until 2016

The NDSC website is redesigned and relaunched as www.nationaldocents.org with articles and resources for docents/guides

The NDSC website is redesigned and relaunched as www.nationaldocents.org with articles and resources for docents/guides

The Second Edition of the Docent Handbook is published, and in 2019 is offered in both digital and printed formats

The Second Edition of the Docent Handbook is published, and in 2019 is offered in both digital and printed formats

Created to support the docent/guide community and encourage the exchange of ideas, the National Docents Forum Facebook group reaches over 1000 members three years later (in 2021).

Created to support the docent/guide community and encourage the exchange of ideas, the National Docents Forum Facebook group reaches over 1000 members three years later (in 2021).

The NDSC Education Grant Fund continues the tradition of supporting first-time NDS attendees. Learn more here.

The NDSC Education Grant Fund continues the tradition of supporting first-time NDS attendees. Learn more here.

NDSC expands programming to include virtual regional roundtable discussions

NDSC expands programming to include virtual regional roundtable discussions

Celebrating 40 years since the first National Docent Symposium. See our Ruby Host Institutions here.

Celebrating 40 years since the first National Docent Symposium. See our Ruby Host Institutions here.

 

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