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Museum Group Urges Reopened Institutions to Check Workers’ Temperatures, Suspend Guided Tours

This article was first published by ARTnews https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/museums-reopening-coronavirus-guidelines-1202685405/ As art institutions around the world begin to make plans to reopen following coronavirus-related closures, a global network of modern and contemporary museum experts has released a set of recommended practices to continue to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. The International Committee for Museums and Collections of ...
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The future of going to a museum: As social distancing sticks around, how will we enjoy art and science?

This article was first published in the Denver Post https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/04/29/future-science-art-museums-coronavirus/238235/ Like so many institutions and businesses, Colorado’s 300-plus museums also face a vague and uncertain future when they reopen. However, like many individuals and businesses, these venues are finding new ways to connect in the now and plan for when things ...
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Cultural Protection Fund: Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa

Apply for a grant in the new Disaster and Climate Change Preparedness in East Africa round. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need to increase the cultural heritage sector’s capacity to prepare for and mitigate the effects of natural disasters and climate change. This new round of ...
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Touring exhibitions during and beyond the crisis

TEO is collating articles, webinars and discussions that address the future of international touring exhibitions in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. https://www.teo-exhibitions.com/touring-journal/touring-exhibitions-during-and-beyond-the-crisis/  
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IMD Think Piece by Manasi Prasad, Museum Director, Indian Music Experience, Bengaluru

In music, the pause button is a symbol of silence – a break before you can either rewind to the past, or fast forward to the future.  The Indian Music Experience museum celebrates the diversity of music in India, and as an extension, diversity and inclusion is something we deeply care ...
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IMD Think Piece by Dr Sophia, Handaka CoMuseum Conference Co-Founder and Curator of World Cultures, Benaki Museum, Athens

Time and space feel different these days.  We spend such long hours in digital space that the alternation to analogue almost goes unnoticed.  Many will argue that this bidirectional movement was only accelerated during lockdown (I know for sure that Jeffrey Schnapp would); that the digital dimension is indispensable and ...
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IMD Think Piece by Jadwiga Charzyńska, Director of Centre for Contemporary Art, Łaźnia, Poland

The closing of cultural institutions does not mean suspending their activity, in the same way that social isolation is not a reason to isolate ourselves from culture.  Museums and galleries are slowly reopening after a two-month break caused by an epidemiological danger.  The institution’s door is not yet wide open, ...
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IMD Think Piece by Ozalp Birol, General Manager of the Pera Museum and the Istanbul Research Institute

The pandemic has shown us, once again, that access to culture and the arts must not be limited by the walls of institutions.  During this period, we will see that institutions using the opportunities afforded by digital technologies, understanding the dynamics of digital media, creating appropriate solutions, emphasizing the importance ...
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IMD Think Piece by Arta Agani, Director, National Gallery of Kosovo

For museums worldwide, the pandemic crisis has shed a light on new directions to consider.  Despite the fact that several years before the pandemic, digitalization brought humankind to a place where nobody wanted to go, a place of isolation and introverted youth, with diminishing human interaction, we can now regard ...
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IMD Think Piece by Du Pengfei, Deputy Executive Director of Tsinghua University Art Museum, China

Tsinghua University Art Museum (TAM) officially opened in the fall of 2016.  As a university museum, TAM houses a collection of more than 13,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present day, including masterpieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy, porcelain, and furniture, alongside many other historical, modern and contemporary artefacts. Due ...
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