The Fralin Student Advisory Council
The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia is excited to announce the launch of its newest student initiative—The Fralin Student Advisory Council. The Student Advisory Council (SAC) is an advocacy group dedicated to efforts that deepen and diversify University student engagement with the Museum. Members of the SAC collaborate with Museum staff to design, coordinate, and market opportunities that broaden The Fralin's student constituency and amplify its visibility on Grounds. If you are interested in taking a leadership role at The Fralin, learn more and apply here. Applications are due May 31, 2015.
The Fralin student docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After a completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, assist with the annual Writer's Eye competition, and contribute to the Museum’s mission by fostering an appreciation for art in visitors of all ages.
Docent Training Course
The application for the spring 2015 Docent Training Course is available online now. Check out the Student Docent Program page for information about The Fralin Student Docents. If you are interested in joining the program, visit the link below to learn more and submit an application. Please note that applications to the spring training course will not be considered until much later in the fall semester, so you may not receive an immediate response to your submission.
The Fralin community docents are trained in a variety of museum education techniques, including the inquiry method. After a completing the required Docent Training Course, they lead tours for school groups and community organizations, and assist with the Museum's special programs, including the annual Writer's Eye competition and the Eyes on Art program for individuals with Alzheimer's.
After their initial training period, docents receive on-going education from curators, guest speakers, and education staff on special exhibitions and the permanent collection. As a group, docents occasionally take field trips to other museums. Some docents also attend regional and national docent education conferences.
Interested community members are encouraged to apply using our online application form. The deadline to apply for the spring 2015 Docent Training Course is January 9, 2015 at 5 pm. For more information, visit the Community Docent Program page.