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Docents at the North Carolina Museum of Art love art and love helping our visitors enjoy and understand it more fully. NCMA docents serve about 30,000 people a year, about two-thirds of them school-age children.

NCMA docents facilitate conversations and object-based strategies to make tours engaging, fun, and educational for learners with varied needs and perspectives. Docents commit to one year of initial training with Museum staff and to two years of giving interactive, interdisciplinary tours. During this time they become part of a vibrant learning community devoted to studying new ways to engage visitors with the Museum’s growing collection and exhibitions.

Applications for the docent program are closed at this time. If you would like more information about being a docent or supporting the tour program in other ways, please contact Gena Stanley.

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