Docent Handbook

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The Docent Handbook 2

The revised edition of our popular docent handbook - The Docent Handbook 2 - is now available for purchase. This valuable resource for docents, guides and interpreters from museums and cultural institutions of all types in the US and Canada is a stimulating and informative "nuts and bolts" manual.

The Handbook 2 keeps the chapter structure and much useful information from the original handbook. The revised edition adds a new section on family groups, and augments the sections on school groups and serving visitors with special needs in Chapter 5. The "Arts and Artifacts of Indigenous Peoples" section in Chapter 9 provides appropriate language and guidelines for current practice. Chapter 10, "Dealing with Problems," is re-structured and includes more techniques and ideas. There is a new section on "Technology and the Docent" in the final chapter. Examples that reflect a wider range of museum settings have been added throughout the handbook.

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For the NDS 2017 Montreal Symposium

At www.nds2017.com (or click here)

Please consult our website and make your choice of the Breakout sessions, Off- site workshops and Pre-Symposium tours before beginning the registration process.

Rendez-vous à Montréal !

  

Dinners for non-registered accompanying persons

We are happy to announce that non- registered persons accompanying delegates will have the possibility of attending two of our evening dinners. However space is limited. Please see our website for details at www.nds2017.com

 

Social walk/run for NDS Symposium Delegates

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The Sheraton Centre will host a special edition for the NDS guests in the morning (7:00am-8:00am) on October 12th and October 13th. See our website for details www.nds2017.com under What’s new.

 

La Balade Pour La Paix: An Open-Air Museum

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A public art exhibition along one kilometre of Sherbrooke Street West created by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for Montreal’s 375th anniversary.
The route features 67 stations (30 sculptures and 42 photographs) by Canadian and international artists. It is lined with the flags of the close to 200 member countries of the United Nations, along with those of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
See www.375mtl.com/en

 

October 12 - 15, 2017
Almost Here!

 

Coming to Montreal? Find out what you need.

1.  Valid passport expiring more than 6 months after the travel date

2.  Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): exemptions include U.S. citizens, travellers with a valid Canadian visa and Canadian citizens.  Please refer to the Government of Canada site for more information www.cic.gc.ca