Wednesday, April 25, 2007

TAM: private group tours

Docents often tell me about how they were told to do a group tour of a special exhibition (for example), and that the group actually wanted to see the whole museum.


This is a common scenario that I suspect is related to the fact that the person organizing the tour with Kathy, often isn't on the tour or is making decisions for the tour group without consulting them.

I would recommend that when you do a private group tour, that you explain to the group that you were told to do a certain type of tour, but also ask them if this is what they want to do. It's up to you to read your audience.


Thanks for your time!


Heide Fernandez-Llamazares

Museum Educator and Docent Coordinator



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