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Museum Ambassadors

Schedule a Site Visit and Tour

Reservations must be made by mail, email or fax 415.750.3540.

Apply to be a Museum Ambassador

Summer applications and the job description will be available at the links below:

Questions? Email museumambassadors@famsf.org or call 415.750.3521.

This award-winning program trains high school students to give presentations and lead museum tours for elementary school classes and community groups. These teen educators provide a unique and interactive approach to learning about art.

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The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, the de Youngsters, the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Gap Foundation, the Miranda Lux Foundation, the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

Bank of America     

Galleries in Focus

Docents work with small groups in the galleries to encourage student dialogue about the art, artists and cultures represented in the permanent collections.

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Learning to Look

Schedule a Visit

Online:

Download a PDF form here.

 

The Learning to Look curriculum is included in your school program reservation and will be sent with your confirmation.

Want to check it out before making a reservation? Order your free curriculum by downloading and printing our PDF order form.

Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

The Museums' teaching artists welcome your class to create and explore in the art studio and the museum galleries.

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Get Smart with Art

Schedule a visit

The Get Smart with Art curriculum is included in your school program reservation and will be sent with your reservation confirmation.

Or order your Get Smart with Art curriculum by downloading and printing our PDF order form.

Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

Get Smart with Art is a three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts.

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Get Smart with Art is made possible with support from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Daphne and Stuart Wells, and an anonymous donor. 

William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation

Past and Present: Building Museum Literacy at the Legion of Honor is made possible with support from the Elios Charitable Foundation and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

Know Before You Go

Museum Rules

  • One adult is required for every ten K–12 students.
  • No touching or leaning on objects, platforms or cases.
  • No food, drinks or chewing gum.
  • Lunches and backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. Please leave them in the bus or car. The Museums are not responsible for lost articles.
  • Photography of the permanent collection is permitted without flash; no tripods or video cameras. Photography of special exhibitions is not allowed.
  • Please do not assign notes to be taken during the tour. During the unguided portion of the tour, for conservation reasons, please use pencils only to take notes.
  • Sketching with small pads (9 x 11 in. or smaller) is permitted in permanent collection galleries only. Special permission must be obtained if using easels and/or large pads. Sketching is not allowed in special exhibitions owing to contractual agreements and insurance restrictions.

Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

Learn more about making reservations and logistics for your school's visit to the de Young.

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Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Art Conservation

Henry Alexander (American, 1860–1894). Scene from "The Mikado," with Louise Paullin (detail), 1886. Oil on panel. Anonymous gift. 1980.50.3

Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this video case study examines the role of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in art conservation. Through interviews with conservators at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) demonstrates the potential of this new imaging technique for conservation research, treatment, documentation and outreach.

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Multimedia

The collections at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rich and multivalent stories to tell. This Multimedia page provides access to the wide variety of media, symposia, new technologies and interactives that augment the Museums' permanent collections. Please click on the links below to explore further.

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