Building Racial Equity in Docent Programs: Collaborative Efforts to Better Reflect Our Communities


Sarah Lampen, Manager of Docent and Access Programs, Portland Art Museum
Shirley Oliver, Seattle Art Museum


Anna Allegro, Manager of School and Educator Programs, Seattle Art Museum


  • Visitor Experience

Docents have a huge impact on visitor experience and must be deeply involved with building equity in our institutions. The question is how. Staff and docents from the Portland Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum will share their efforts to infuse equity into all aspects of the docent program, from leadership to training, with a focus on race. Learn about initiatives to align this work with staff equity and inclusion teams to build shared values and better reflect our communities. #DEAI