National Docent Symposium

Breakout Session Topics

 

  • Collaborative & Cultural Connections, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Follow, Share, Grow: Quick Group Gatherings to Invigorate, Engage, and Provide Strategic Docent Training, Phoenix Art Museum
  • Looking Back to Look Forward: Expanding Diversity and Inclusion in Docent Tours, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Beyond “Compare and Contrast”: Activating the Traditional by Examining the Modern, Walters Art Museum
  • Lessons From the Pandemic: The Fine Art of Accessible Online Tours, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Hands and Words and Posture, OH MY! Gallery Teaching on the Use of Inclusive Language and Gesture on Tours, San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Engaging Guests Through Participation, Atlanta History Center
  • Tell Your Stories: Engaging Diverse Communities Through Museum Exhibitions, East Carolina University
  • The Power of Play, Toledo Museum of Art
  • New Docent Training for a New Age, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • “Let’s Talk About Art”: Peer-Led Process to Activate Your Museum’s Collection in New Ways, Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Inspiring Stewardship Through Audience-Centered Experiences, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum (National Archives)
  • From Empathy to Appreciation: Strengthening Your Interpretation Toolkit with Empathy-Best Practices, Zoological Society of Milwaukee
  • Art in a Suitcase, The Yellowstone Art Museum
  • Museum Without Walls: Outreach and Beyond!, Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida
  • Spotlighting Celebration in “Celebrate Black Art and History,” High Museum of Art
  • Touch This, Not That! Hands-on Ideas for Museum Tours, Utah Museum of Fine Arts
  • Using Art to Expand Diversity of American History Stories: Docents Collaborating with Teachers, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Reintroducing—The Introduction!, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Breaking New Ground Exploring Himalayan Art, Boston College McMullen Museum of Art
  • Sensing Nature, Wellbeing and Art, Clark Art Institute
  • You Be the Art Critic, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
  • The Mint Does It By the Book, Mint Museum
  • Activating Art Through the Senses at MFA Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • The AGO’s Blended Approach to Visitor Engagement in the Galleries, The Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Gilcrease in Your Neighborhood, Gilcrease Museum
  • Docents as Curators, Cape Cod Museum of Art
  • Storytime in the Galleries, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, Calif
  • Sharathon! A Dynamic Docent Touring Tool, Phoenix Art Museum
  • “What’s the Story?” Des Moines Art Center
  • ¡Hola! Bonjour! Ciao!: Utilize Bilingual Docent Peers to Expand Tour Offerings, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • Creating a Cultural Glossary, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
  • Everyone Belongs, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Assess for Success! Tools for Peer-to-Peer Mentoring and Assessment, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
  • Free Form Touring, Walters Art Museum
  • Sharing Insights, Docent-Led Art Tours for Visitors with Low Vision, Blindness, or Color Blindness, Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • A Hybrid Training Model for Developing a Diverse Docent Population, Heard Museum
  • Creating Fun with Art and Stories, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
  • The Art of Stations: A New Tour Alternative, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • The Medicine of Art, San Diego Museum of Art