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National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on United States Museums (fielded April 2021)

Between April 6-30, 2021, AAM and Seattle-based Wilkening Consulting conducted the third iteration of a survey of museum directors to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the museum field. The …

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National Snapshot of COVID-19 Impact on United States Museums (October 2020)

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