Support Our Mission by Volunteering Your Time

Becoming a docent at any museum is a tremendous learning opportunity, but at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection, it also becomes a way to give back to your local and international communities. Volunteering your time as a docent enables you to share your passion and enthusiasm for Aboriginal art, while knowing that your time is well-spent, providing scheduling relief for Kluge-Ruhe staff members.

Becoming a docent requires:

• Reading Aboriginal Art by Howard Morphy or Aboriginal Art by Wally Caruana
• Attending two or more tours by Kluge-Ruhe staff members and docents
• Preparing a qualifying tour and presenting it to Lauren Maupin, Education Coordinator, or Margo Smith, Director and Curator
• Conducting at least two Saturday tours in the duration of each rotating exhibition and attending the docent training meeting for each new exhibition

Interested community members or students are encouraged to begin this process by emailing kluge-ruhe@virginia.edu or calling 434-244-0234.

“We love being active at the Kluge-Ruhe Collection because the art is ever-changing and there is no end to the fascinating stories connected with the artwork, or the history of the Aboriginal people.”
Grace and Burt Zisk, Kluge-Ruhe Collection Docents