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Symposium guided tours in museums

Monday 6 November 2017 - Tuesday 7 November 2017 -


This two-day symposium will centre on the museum guide’s profession and the professionalization of their work in art and history museums.

Museum experts and scholars will present and discuss a number of innovative professional approaches, as well as methods to further the professionalization of museum guides. The sympoium marks the completion of the 4-year research project ’Museum guide: a profession in its own right', a joint initiative by the University of Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Van Gogh Museum. LKCA, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Reinwardt Academy are partners.
The programme will include keynote addresses by Viv Golding (University of Leicester) and Sandra Jackson-Dumont (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), workshops, short presentations and – of course – tours of the 3 museums co-hosting the symposium.


For registration and the full programme please visit