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Subject: Online course on gallery guides

Online course on gallery guides

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
MS011:  Gallery Guides
Karin Hostetter
May 20-31, 2013
Location: online at <URL:>

Description: Self-guided brochures, exhibit labels, docent led
tours, guest speakers, and audio tours are only a few of the methods
available to guide visitors through an exhibit. Explore the
strengths and challenges of many different methods and garner
resources for further information. Learn how to determine which
method works best with which exhibits and how to provide variety to
enhance the visitor experience.

Logistics: Participants in Gallery Guides will read literature and
participate in four one-hour chats to discuss what is in an
effective guide. Each student should read course materials and
prepare questions or comments to share with the other students in
the chat. This is a mini-course that lasts two weeks and takes no
more than 20 hours of a student's time. This is an opportunity to
brain-storm with colleagues about what works and what doesn't work.

To learn more about the course, go to
<URL:> If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Karin Hostetter has over thirty years experience with museum
    education. With a career that includes natural history museums,
    cultural history museums (including first person
    interpretation), nature centers, and zoos, Ms. Hostetter is
    experienced in interpretive writing, program and curriculum
    development, and staff and volunteer training. As a museum
    educator, she was Curator of Education for the Heard Natural
    Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary (McKinney, TX). Among her
    award-winning education curricula are several programs she
    developed for the education departments during her five years at
    the Heard Museum and her twelve years on staff at the Denver
    Zoo. As an interpretive writer, Ms. Hostetter has written text
    for exhibits, wayside exhibits, visitor brochures, and
    professional magazines. Her skill is in making technical
    information understandable and meaningful to visitors.

    Karin Hostetter is owner of Interpret This, a consulting company
    specializing in interpretive writing, program and curriculum
    development, and volunteer program management. When she is not
    consulting with other museums, she likes to volunteer and
    contract teach at them with a special love for preschool and
    family programs.

Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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