Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TAM Docents: notes on the symposium & more!

Hello Docents-

Debora was so kind as to forward on her notes from last Saturday’s program, Redefining Northwest Art: Past and Present. Thanks Debora!

Also attached is a copy of the training calendar for January – March 2010. I will make a copy available at the docent desk as well. Our first training is scheduled for January 6 and I will look forward to seeing you then, if not before, but you get the rest of November and all of December off of trainings so enjoy that “free time.”

Finally, I wanted to acknowledge the time committed to training you all put in. We really appreciate all that you do to keep yourselves informed and our visitors enthralled. I did want to make one extra special announcement in regards to training this past quarter. Out of all of our trainings, one docent attended each and every one, including those that were not required. Sharon Berens!!! As a thank you to Sharon for all of that effort I have a Museum Store Gift Certificate to be picked up at my desk.

Thank you for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum.

Best regards,



Jana Wennstrom
Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

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From: Debora Kernan []
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2:19 PM
To:; Jana Wennstrom
Subject: notes on the symposium


Hello Ellen and Jana,
  I'm sending on my notes, Ellen, as I said I would. Please excuse the mis-spellings(!)
Jana, I didn't know if any docents who didn't make it to the lecture, would like to especially see some of the Indian artists' names that Jim Halliday refered to?
Debora Kernan

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Tacoma Art Museum Docent Opportunities

Hello Docents,


I wanted to share some new docent opportunities with you as well as remind you of other tours which do not yet have docents. 


·         I am in need of 2 docents to lead gallery tours of Concise History of Northwest Art on Wednesday, January 6 at 12 pm following a lecture given by the Washington State History Museum staff.


·         I am looking for one more docent to help lead a tour for 45 visitors on Thursday, February 25 at 12:40 pm.


·         I am looking for 3 docents to give tours on March 13 at 12:30 and 1:45 pm for a large group of Japanese students from Mukogawa University in Spokane.  The contact for this tour has requested that the docents speak slowly, enunciate clearly and share basic exhibition overviews with these groups.


·         I will need another 3 docents to lead the same group from Mukogawa, for different students, on Saturday, March 20, again at 12:30 and 1:45 pm.


Please let me know if you would be available to lead any of the above tours.  Thank you so much for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum and our visitors.






Allison Baer
Education Assistant
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402
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