Theme and transitions

The theme is the framework holding the tour together and sets the common connection between the artworks you include. As you are touring, touch back to your theme through the information given, the questions asked, and the transitions. When the theme is kept alive through the tour, it keeps the framework present in the participants’ minds.

Transitions link artworks and ideas to reinforce the theme of the tour. Transitions provide an opportunity to clarify, emphasize, and/or embellish ideas. Transitions can be presented in the form of a question, activity, or statement in order to move your group towards the next stop on the tour. (For examples, see the section on Transitions in Tour Preparation.)