Docent Programme - Volunteer guide programme
The volunteer guides of the Docent Programme offer individual visitors free guided tours in English in the exhibition Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts (MFAB Masterpieces) on view at the Hungarian National Gallery (HNG), furthermore, in the gothic art and in the 19th-century art collection of the Gallery (HNG Gothic Art, HNG 19th-century art).
The word docent is derived from the Latin „docere” meaning to lead. Originally used to denote a professor or university lecturer, the term has expanded to include the volunteer guides who staff many museums and other educational institutions. Docents introduce guests to the Museum collections by providing free tours throughout the galleries and help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the art on display. In addition to their function as guides, docents also often conduct research using the institution's facilities or provide administrative support for the Docent Programme. Prospective Docents undergo intensive training by the Museum that focuses on interpretive and communication skills so they may better introduce the Museum’s collections to visitors.
Docent Programme, Museum Education Department
Telephone: +361 469-7180