Docents Without Walls: Using Online Tools to Share Notes, Resources, and Collection Training Information (2017 Montreal)

Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA

The docents at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston set out to substitute a digital notebook for three-ring binders and note cards, allowing information to be easily shared in the museum or through smartphones, tablets and laptops. Through the use of videos, online demonstrations, slides and personal observations, the presenters will share how they learned to use online tools to easily access the ideas and information important to docents. The presenters will demonstrate and explain the fundamentals of a digital collection notebook, describe the outreach, orientation and training provided to docents, and share a list of recommendations for others using similar online tools.

Presenters: Annie Short, Barbara Selenkow-Rippberger, and Maureen Sweeny

Theme Category: Technology