Docents play an important role in helping visitors learn about objects in the collection. Questions docents might consider include "What can we learn from this item?" "How does it inform broader themes and history?" "Why is this item here in this exhibit?" They often used inquiry-based questions to understand an object beyond its label copy. The role of the docent on a tour in asking these questions varies between docents and visitors.
For a volunteer application or further information, email Patti Larkin, Curator of Education at [email protected]