The NMB Ambassador programme plays a vital role in the creation of new and engaging tours to invigorate Museum visits.

Join the programme to explore the art and science of museum visitor hosting in ways that expand traditional docent practices. Through a series of interactive workshops, you will deepen your understanding of how visitors move through and engage with museum. And, explore the distinctive capacity of museums to present multiple perspectives and promote critical thinking about the past, present and future.

On completion of the workshop series, you will be able to facilitate your own tour and learning activities that bring the Museum and Bermuda history to life!

2023 Workshop Dates:

March 28, 2023
9.30AM- 1.30PM
March 30, 2023
9.30AM- 1.30PM
April 4, 2023
9.30AM- 1.30PM
April 6, 2023
9.30AM- 1.30PM


National Museum of Bermuda, Royal Naval Dockyard

Limited capacity (20 people max)

This programme is free of charge

Sponsored by: 

Workshop Facilitator:

Dr. Janet Ferguson, Community Education and Social Arts Practitioner

Dr. Janet Ferguson will be facilitating the four workshops. Dr. Ferguson is a community education and social arts practitioner with special interest in lifelong learning.  Following her previous role as executive director of the Lifelong Learning Center, Bermuda College, serves as adjunct and advisory faculty in the USA and Cayman and is a Trustee of NMB Board and Chair of NMB Education Committee.

2023 Workshop Schedule

Attendance in all four workshops is required to become an Ambassador


Day 1: March 28, 2023
9:30AM- 1:30PM

How Do We Learn in the Museum Landscape?

Explore the multiple ways in which adults learn, the role of learning styles, the impact of visitor demographic dispositions, and discover your own learning style. We will explore adult learning in the broader context of “the participatory museum” and what that means for the community.


Day 2: March 30, 2023
9:30AM – 1:30PM

Exploring the NMB Topography

This multi-sensorial exploration of the NMB will include a real-time survey of the layout of the Museum, the location of exhibits and installations. We will undertake a sensorial exploration of specific areas and discover the ways in which we “see” with our senses. We will highlight the value of recognising and working across multiple perspectives and the value of critical thinking.

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Day 3, April 4, 2023
9:30AM – 1:30PM

History and the Evolving Role of the National Museum of Bermuda

Gain a better understanding of the history, role, and structure of the National Museum and the importance of objects in sharing history and personal narratives. You will be trained in a range of experiential learning activities, including object inquiry.

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Day 4, April 6, 2023
9:30AM – 1:30PM

NMB Ambassador Projects

Create and practice your own personalised, facilitated tour based on what you have learned in workshops 1-3.  

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