What is a museum guide called?


A museum guide is called a docent. Docents lead guided tours at museums and galleries, providing specialized knowledge, commentary and anecdotes about the exhibitions to visitors.

The English word docent is derived from the Latin word doc?ns, meaning to teach or lecture. Docents are employed or serve as volunteers in museums, zoos, planetariums, parks and at national landmarks. They help to further people's understanding of the cultural or historical collections of an institution. Docents undergo extensive training from their given institutions, and they learn how to effectively communicate information to visitors. Before giving tours on their own, most new docents shadow more experienced ones.

Q&A Related to "What is a museum guide called?"
Spelled phonetically the answer is a "Dosen" but I need the correct spelling. I'm a museum tour guide. We call ourselves "Docents". Which is suppose to be French
Curators collect, exhibit, interpret, maintain, and protect objects of historical and
The Android App for MoMa contains a great deal of information in a well structured format. I especially like having the audio components as part of the Women in Photography exhibit
Probably the Royal Academy. It is just a few metres away from the Ritz. Check their website for exhibitions.
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