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The below list is a compilation of content related to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis

Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum and August Advocacy Opportunities

In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Get Involved: Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum Speak Up for Museums: Alliance Resources to Advocate Today Participate: Federal Reserve Survey on …

Same Storm, Different Boats

Sometimes, in the wake of disruptive events. the world acts like a rubber band, snapping back to its original shape. Other times, disruptions have a lasting impact—resetting our boundaries, …

Finding Wonder in a Virtual World

Envision a group of schoolchildren standing before you, giddy with anticipation and excitement. In front of them are two elongated rectangular wooden doors, which, once opened, will …

Hindsight is 2020: What We Learned About Leadership in a Crisis

At the height of the pandemic, as so many aspects of our professional and personal lives hung in the balance and emotions fluctuated between despair and hope, effective leadership surfaced …

Considerations for Face Mask Policies

Support Free COVID-19 Resources for the Field: These resources have been taken out from behind the member paywall to make them free and accessible for all. The current crisis is taking a …

Rethinking Our Human Resources Practices to Build a More Equitable Museum

Less than three weeks after COVID forced museums around the globe to close their doors last year, an article by Arundhati Roy in The Financial Times titled “The Pandemic is a Portal” …

How Relaxed Mask Policies Are Impacting Family Plans to Visit Cultural Entities (DATA)

Even though many communities are relaxing mask mandates, remember that children under the age of 12 are still unvaccinated and that means not all parents will be comfortable taking their …

PIVOT: When the Exhibit Title Sets the Tone

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College had just installed its latest exhibit, PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art, when the pandemic hit in March 2020. Over the next year, the …

Speak Up for Museums – OMS Funding, Invite Congress, and NCN Special Report

Advocacy Alert – July 7, 2021 In this Alliance Advocacy Alert: Act Now: Contact Congress in Support of FY 2022 OMS Funding Invite Congress to Visit Your Museum: Top 4 Reasons to …

How the Museum of Science and History in Memphis Used the Pandemic to Springboard Its Strategic Plan

By the time the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis had already started a radical reshaping of its image, structure, and programming. When I began as Executive …

A Children’s Museum’s Partnership With Local School District Brings in Revenue — and New Ideas

Leaders at the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac got to see different teaching techniques in action when it hosted a charter school for the 2020-21 academic year. The money that the …

The next COVID scenario: Delta Force

The near term future is looking much brighter than it was in March 2020, when I published my first set of scenarios exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic might play out. While the death toll …
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