This is a reminder email that there is docent training tomorrow morning, October 29 at 10 am. We will be meeting in the Gates Library on time. Ryan will provide a 30 minute workshop on talking to museum visitors in the galleries and/or how to talk with museum visitors on tours. Then, Laura Fry, Samantha Kelly, and Asia Tail will be discussing Native Americans as represented in the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. It is important that you come prepared tomorrow with questions that you may have pertaining to Native Americans and their portrayal in the Haub Family Collection.
Samantha will spend some time getting a sense of everyone’s comfort level and how familiar everyone is on this topic. It is important that we are honest with what we don’t know, what we want to know, and what we may be hesitant to say or not say on a tour. Asia, our new Haub Intern, will provide some basic information and will be on hand to answer any questions. This discussion will be recorded for online viewing of the docent trainings.
After our discussion, we will move down to the Haub Family Galleries and see 5-7 works of art that focus on Native Americans in the Haub Family Galleries. We will only be in the first and second galleries tomorrow. It’s important that everyone stay with the group and ask questions during training.
Also, docents can purchase the catalogue for the Haub Family Collection in the museum store. There is a soft cover version and hard cover version. Volunteers receive a discount in the museum store; remember to wear your volunteer badge to get the discount. There are two copies of the soft cover book in the docent section that you may borrow, and the permanent collection has two hard cover copies that you may use to study while in the Gates Library.
Kara Bonavia | TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Public Programs and Volunteer Coordinator
T: 253.272.4258 x 3030
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98402