Morning StARTers Information

Morning StARTer Program 10am – 12 pm

5 Docents

1.   Aloha Lead

2.   Western Art

3.   Asian Art

5.   Japanese or Korean Speaking

 

1. Aloha Lead Docent

 

The Aloha docent is the Lead Docent who remains at the front entrance while the other Morning StARTer docents (Asian, Western and Japanese speaking) are giving tours or working the galleries.

 

Responsibilities:

 

·       Welcome visitors as they enter. Standing and smiling, ready to help!

Welcome to the Honolulu Museum of Art!

Is this your first visit? May I help you find something special?

May I suggest you take a short tour to see some key works of art?

 

·       If visitors have never been here, offer basic information about the museum.

What we are – 2 museums, 2 cafés, gift shop, theater and school

How we got here - Anna Rice Cooke and her vision

Where are they - Orientation or layout of the museum with a map

 

·       Direct them to docents who are giving tours (Asian, Western and Japanese or Korean speaking)

There are docents in the galleries to answer your questions or take you on a tour. Is there a particular area you would like to explore? (Since most don’t have an idea, suggest they go with whoever is in the Central Courtyard waiting to help visitors.)

 

·       Keep track of where the docents are heading. (For now by word of mouth, in the future we may use some technology)

 

Morning StARTer Docents (Asia or West)

All other Morning StARTer docents should be prepared to do a highlights tour that could last 10 minutes to an hour. This tour would include 2-8 works of art that fit a theme or are the docent’s favorite. These touring docents may also engage the visitors by answering questions, having a short conversation, or give a long or short tour. These docents may take the visitors to a requested work of art, stay with this individual or group as long as the group is interested, or suggest they visit another area of the museum and pass them along to another touring docent. In general, think of creative ways to help visitors connect with the art.


2. Morning StARTer - Western Art Docent

The West docent engages the visitors with the art or new exhibitions that are Western or Contemporary Western. This docent may wait on the Western side of Central Courtyard, or work the galleries, but he/she tries to let the Aloha docent know where he/she is heading.

 

3. Morning StARTer - Asian Art Docent

The Asian Art docent engages the visitors with the art or new exhibitions that are Asian or Contemporary Asian. This docent may wait on the Asian side of Central Courtyard, or work the galleries, but he/she tries to let the Aloha docent know where he/she is heading.

 

5. Morning StARTer – Japanese-Speaking Docent

The Japanese-speaking docent takes Japanese-speaking visitors on a Highlights tour of the collection or of special exhibitions. The tours may be short or long 10 minutes to 1 hours) depending on the visitors’ interest. This docent may wait at the front entrance with the Aloha docent, or work the galleries, but he/she tries to let the Aloha docent know where he/she is heading. There are often more than one Japanese speaking docent on any given morning. One docent may take the first group and the second may wait for another group to arrive. The Lead can send new visitors to either docent as they come. 

 


Afternoon Focus Tours 1 pm - 2pm

New Exhibition (fka ZIP)  (20 minutes)

Spotlight Tour (20 minutes) 

HOW IT WORKS: Two docents are assigned the one hour slot (just like the morning starters). The New exhibition docent will give a short zip tour of a new exhibition at 1 pm. The Spotlight docent will give a short tour of the selected spotlight subject or object at 1:30. Each of these docents serves as the Lead when they are not touring. meaning they return to the front and assist visitors as needed.  


OLD INFORMATION 
Adult Walk-in Tours - New Format May 1, 2012 powerpoint presentation


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