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New Article in the Series

interchange-050718-pre-k-tour-activityInclusion and DiversityCreating space for multiple and diverse voices

Cultural institutions across North America are working to diversify their audiences and become more inclusive and welcoming places for everyone. The role of the docent or guide is becoming more dynamic. We begin a series of articles from docents, guides and educators about Inclusion and Diversity initiatives taking place in their institutions and how the docent's role is evolving as a result.  We hope that these articles will provide you with ideas and examples on the training, touring and engagement skills required in this new vision of a cultural place.  

Inclusivity can extend to many groups and individuals. Cultural institutions are now including toddlers and young children of pre-school age in tours.

"Tours for Very Young Audiences" a new article contributed by a docent from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore will give you some background of what's possible and ideas that may inspire your institution to include tours for the little ones. 

Find other articles on inclusion and diversity here

 We welcome your docent ideas and experiences. Share them by:

-- submitting an article to 

-- joining the National Docents Forum Facebook groupan interactive forum for docents and guides. 

Mina Shea, President, National Docent Symposium Council

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