Paul Ruther is a long-time museum professional. He has been Manager, Docent Programs at the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Memorial Gallery for seven years. After giving his first tour as a volunteer docent at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden a generation ago, Paul studied Art History, receiving his MA at the American University. Afterwards he held curatorial positions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, before becoming Manager of Teacher Programs at the Phillips Collection. After a career of teaching in the galleries, he never dreamed that he would be leading online tours, much less training others to lead tours from a tiny box on a computer screen.