Thursday, September 28, 2006


Please confirm that you received this email (and noted the changes).


This email refers to the training for regular docents, which is optional for new docents and Chihuly docents.


We have decided to postpone next week’s docent training which was scheduled for Tuesday, October 3 in the morning and Wednesday, October 4 in the evening. This decision is based on several things: the history lectures are starting next Tuesday, October 3 and many of you will be here for that, Back to School Night is on Thursday which is a busy and important event for the Education department, and we want to give Susan (the new Carri) a chance to settle into her new position before launching her into the trainings.


The updated training schedule will be as follows:

Please remember that all current docents (not new or Chihuly docents) are required to attend one introduction and one workshop/gallery talk (that is, 2 trainings) for each exhibition.


Telling Stories introduction & Aminah Robinson workshop

§         Rock Hushka will introduce Telling Stories: Highlights from the Permanent Collection in the Event Space (1 hour).

§         We will also do an Aminah workshop in the galleries – this is an opportunity for us to discuss touring strategies, exhibition themes, etc and review how touring is going so far. (We want to offer this type of touring analysis more often in the future, since we usually do training and then never re-visit how touring is working for you.)

Meet in the Event Space

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6-8 pm

- OR -

Monday, October 23, 2006 10:30 am-12:30 pm


The Art of Eric Carle introduction


Introduction and touring workshop provided by Susan Burnham and museum consultant Beverly Harding-Buehler

Location: Event Space and Galleries

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6-8 pm

- OR -

Monday, October 16, 2006 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Telling Stories workshop

Docents will present a 5-7 minute talk on a selected artist from the permanent collection. (list coming soon)

Location: Event Space and Galleries

Monday, November 13, 2006 10:30 am-12:30 pm

- OR -

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 6-8 pm




Thanks for your time and understanding!



Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Assistant Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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Tacoma, Washington 98402

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