Building a Strong Docent Community. The RISD Museum Docent Council. Judith A. Dorian, Touring Docent RESEARCH ASSISTANCE FROM Kathleen Munro, Touring Docent. RISD Museum Docent Council History Council Organization Bonding Activities. Museum History.
The RISD Museum Docent Council
Judith A. Dorian, Touring Docent
RESEARCH ASSISTANCE FROM
Kathleen Munro, Touring Docent
Students in the galleries, 1977
Galleries ca. 1910
Photograph by Sheldon
The staff of the RISD Museum Education Department provides a supportive atmosphere that emphasizes best practice, active inquiry, constructive debate, personal growth, and meaningful interaction among docents, staff, and the public. To support the interpretive mission of the museum, educators and curators provide ongoing learning opportunities in the areas of art history, art education, educational philosophy and learning practices. Staff members are available for docents seeking assistance, guidance, or wanting to discuss any ideas or concerns. They keep docents informed about the Museum, manage administration related to the Docent program, and keep accurate records.
“With this group you never have to worry about which table you will be at, because all of the conversation is interesting”