Showcase of Ideas

We invite you to attend the Showcase of Ideas reception on Saturday, September 17, from 3:00-4:30 PM at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Come and “get connected” with…

Boston College McMullen Museum of Art

Reaching in and Reaching Out in the New Digital World
Docents from the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College will showcase lessons learned from virtual gallery touring experiences expanding audiences locally and globally. We will show images from previous tours on various devices and discuss creation and technical preparation in presenting virtual tours.

Cleveland Museum of Art

Art and Epidemics
Learn how one museum created a virtual tour that connects artworks with epidemics that have occurred throughout the course of history. using storyboards, learn how you can make connections between artworks and concepts of public health. The examples used in this showcase demonstration can be applied to art in your museum to connect it to epidemics, past and present.

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

Celestial Art
Before cameras, astronomers recorded their observations of the heaven with artworks. Cave art to the old masters have depicted planets, constellations, comets, and other astronomical phenomena. This presentation will discuss the importance of these observations to the human experience.

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Alluring in House Magazine
Luanne Andreotti co-founded a new online magazine on FAMSF docent website. She will share highlights of the first four issues of a docent-to-docent magazine, articles, and images of a sophisticated journal with 6 departments and feature articles on everything from Access Tours and Art Talks to major exhibits, art around town, and docent arts among us.

High Museum of Art

All things Atlanta
Discover Atlanta, host city for the 2024 docent symposium, and why it is the ideal city to perfect your craft of docenting. Members of the Atlanta Docent Symposium Planning Committee will be on hand to discuss the rich cultural offerings of Atlanta and our plans for the event.

Huntington Museum of Art

Community Art Bags
A partnership between The Mid-Atlantic Art Foundation and the Huntington Museum of Art created Community Art Bags as an outreach project for children in their area. These bags included art materials and a custom book designed with the docent led tour experience in mind. Through their example learn how you can transform traditional tours into engaging off-site activities.

Art Institute of Chicago

Children’s Literature It’s not just for a book Checkout anymore!
Come see how children’s literature provides a gateway for docent, educators, students, and guardians to take the story or information in these books and make meaningful connections with what is exhibited in your museum.

National Museum of Asian Art and The Walters Art Museum

Look: NDSC’s new handbook “Tours with Children and Teens”
We will feature this new NDSC publication, a handbook for Docents and Guides which will be available to peruse and order. The authors highlight the handbook’s contents and organization and suggest how it complements “The Docent Handbook 2.” The authors welcome feedback from conference attendees on their own touring experiences.

National Docent Symposium Council

40 years going strong-NDSC looks ahead
The NDSC exists to create opportunities for YOU and your colleagues to learn, share and connect with one another. Learn about who we are, what we do, and how YOU can become involved as a Council Director or future NDS Host.

Rancho Los Alamitos, Historic Ranch and Gardens

Tongva Cultural Program Comes Alive at Rancho Los Alamitos
Docents have collaborated with the indigenous community members of the Los Angeles Basin to present a 3rd grade school program. This will educate the students about the significance of our Native American heritage.

Showcase: Highlighting Kansas City Museums

National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio State Historic Site

The American Jazz Museum

Johnson County Kansas Heritage Foundation

Museum of Deaf History, Art and Culture

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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