"I find it equally challenging and rewarding to teach people about art and its history, while thinking of innovative ways to make it accessible for everyone. As an educator, one must create a storyline in order to put artists, movements and theory into context. But for me, it is also about making visitors feel ‘at home’ in an unfamiliar territory, especially in overwhelmingly grand museums like the Orsay or the Louvre. I place a strong emphasis on engaging my group in conversations about the works we encounter. As a guide I am offering a certain perspective, but I believe that we all have an ‘equal right’ and an ability to interpret art. A great guide is also a good listener and a learner. I see my work as an amazing opportunity to meet new people, who share their own eye-opening thoughts and ideas about the art on display. Teaching is a never-ending learning process."
Yonit is a museum professional from Israel who has lived and worked in Amsterdam and New York. She holds an MA in Museology from the Reinwardt Academy in Amsterdam and a BA in Multidisciplinary Program in the Arts and French Studies from Tel Aviv University. Before moving to Paris, she worked as a docent and as a researcher at the Shpilman Institute for Photography in Tel Aviv. Previously she had interned as an assistant to the Chief Curator at The Hague Museum of Photography, and worked as a researcher at the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography in New York. Yonit is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at Paris Diderot University. When not leading a Muse tour you can find Yonit trying to accomplish her never-ending list of 'must see exhibits in Paris' or having a glass of rosé in good company.