Volunteer Docent Meeting

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November 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Volunteer Docent Meeting

Call for Docents

The Academy Art Museum seeks volunteers to join its newly- launched Docent Program. Docents are highly trained volunteers who form an integral part of the Museum’s education department by leading interactive tours of the Museum’s exhibitions, and who share a common love for art and art history. By facilitating discussion and providing art historical context to the Museum’s various art exhibitions and art objects, the Docents form a vital connection between the art and the audience.

Prospective volunteers need no prior experience in art history or teaching, but must be able to commit to several months of formal docent training. Training will be led by AAM Senior Curator, Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg. The Docent training curriculum will cover a broad range of topics, including an introduction to art history, major art movements from the 17th to 21st century, a history of past Academy Art Museum exhibitions, visual thinking strategies, and effective tour techniques.

Benefits of being an Academy Art Museum Docent include:

•  Great satisfaction in providing new, eye-opening experiences to Museum visitors

•  Opportunity for continuing education to expand one’s knowledge of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions

•  Attend museum lectures free of charge

•  Priority to attend group trips to museums in Maryland, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania

If the prospect of engaging Museum visitors, enhancing your own knowledge of art history, and serving as a liaison between the Academy Art Museum and the public interests you, please join us on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11 a.m. for an information session on the AAM Docent Program.

Please RSVP via email or telephone to Curatorial Assistant, Amanda Beck, at abeck@academyartmuseum.org or (410) 822-2787.


November 2, 2017


11:00 am - 12:00 pm