Down Through the Years: Docent Training

Object Details

Creator
Anacostia Museum
Scope and Contents
During docent training for the exhibition 'Down Through the Years: Stories from the Anacostia Museum's Collection,' docents learned about the major sections of the exhibition as well as specific objects in the museum's collection and context for those objects. Material culture, why people and society needs things, the meaning of treasure seen in everyday objects, and the importance and value of the museum's collection were discussed. Portia James led part of the training session.
Training. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'Down Through the Years: Stories from the Anacostia Museum's Collection.' AV001103: dated 19980427. AV001097: dated 19960427.
Date
circa 1996
Extent
2 Sound recordings (audio cassette)
Type
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Topic
African Americans
Material culture
Collectors and collecting
Museum exhibits
Place
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Citation
Down Through the Years: Docent Training, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier
ACMA.03-042, Item ACMA AV001103_A
Local Numbers
ACMA AV001103_B ACMA AV001097
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