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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arkansas Arts Center Seeking Docents for upcoming World of the Pharaohs Exhibition

(LITTLE ROCK, AR) – The Arkansas Arts Center is seeking volunteer docents for its World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed exhibition. The deadline for application is Tuesday, June 2, 2009. World of the Pharaohs will be held in the Townsend Wolfe and Jeannette Edris Rockefeller Galleries September 25, 2009 through July 5, 2010.

Docents are needed to assist the Curator of Education in the development and implementation of educational programs relative to the exhibition. “Being a docent is such an enriching experience and is a fun way to give back to the community,” said Curator of Education Louise Palermo. Palermo has planned a variety of programs supplemental to the exhibition World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed and says she is excited to offer something for every age group.

Docent candidates must complete a preliminary training program before conducting tours and other programs. Training sessions will be held Saturdays, June 7- August 14, 2009, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Arkansas Arts Center. No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Presented by the Arkansas Arts Center in cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, World of the Pharaohs: Treasures of Egypt Revealed explores the long-vanished world of ancient Egypt. This extraordinary exhibition showcases more than 200 magnificent objects including mummies, a majestic colossus of Ramses the Great, Egyptian art, jewelry, statues, sculptures, and funerary artifacts.

For additional information or to obtain a docent application, call 501-372-4000 or email

Contact: 501-372-4000
Location: Arkansas Arts Center—9th & Commerce, Little Rock, AR 72202
Free Admission.
Gallery Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday
11 AM to 5 PM Sunday
Closed Monday & Major Holidays

Arkansas Arts Center programs are supported in part by: the City of Little Rock; Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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