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Old 2020-12-17, 00:11   #89
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If you ask people on the street what "docent" means, except if they work in universities or so, but even those, they will tell you that it is a grade "above professor", which is not correct, according with the law.
Here in the good ol' USA, a "docent" is a volunteer (read "unpaid") worker in a museum who acts as a tour guide, and possibly as a volunteer educator or "interpreter." There are also "museum educators" who, unlike docents, actually get paid. (The workers who care for a museum's collections and manage exhibitions are called curators.)
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Old 2020-12-17, 04:16   #90
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(The workers who care for a museum's collections and manage exhibitions are called curators.)
A certain Ken around these-here-parts has also been called a curator.

It's a hard-earned honorific.

Completely unappreciated by most. Deeply appreciated by those who understand the difficulty and thanklessness (yes, that's a word)...
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Old 2020-12-17, 06:19   #91
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(The workers who care for a museum's collections and manage exhibitions are called curators.)
Thanks, we learned it for the first time in our life, few years back, from the "Da Vinci Code".
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