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After Condo Collapse, a Miami Museum Is Preserving the Memorial Wall

The Surfside Wall of Hope, a temporary memorial to the victims of the Champlain Towers collapse, is now coming down, but one South Florida institution is committed to its preservation. …

Can the Arts Help Drive Vaccinations? Yes, According to the CDC

The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) is adding the arts into the mix [of strategies being deployed to increase vaccination rates,] encouraging cross-sectors …

The Era of the Visionary Museum Director Is Over … or It Should Be

I recall interviewing as a candidate for director positions, and "What is your vision?" was the most common question. The question requires candidates to take their limited knowledge of an …

Get Vaccinated Under the Blue Whale at the American Museum of Natural History

Starting Friday, April 23, New Yorkers can get their COVID-19 jabs directly under the famed blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History. While the AMNH vaccination site will be …

Museums Are Safer Than Any Other Indoor Activity, COVID-19 Study Says

A recent study at the Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) in Germany has determined that the risk of COVID-19 transmission is far lower in museums and theaters than in …

Queens Museum Hosts Food Pantry to Help NYC Borough at Epicenter of COVID-19 Crisis

Every Wednesday since June 17, the Queens Museum has hosted a food pantry designed to serve 1,000 families weekly, distributing a week's worth of fresh and nonperishable food items. …

Why Museums Can’t Always Fall Back on Endowments

The COVID-19 pandemic may be an opportunity to look transparently at museum endowments and their limitations, and consider the need for alternative sources of support in the months to …

Maintenance Workers at Metropolitan Museum Receive 63% Pay Increase

After more than a year of negotiations, licensed HVAC assistant maintenance workers will receive $35 per hour while the annual salaries for new hires will jump from $45,760 to $72,800. …

The Metropolitan Museum Shrouded a Mark Chagall Painting to Draw Attention to World Refugee Day

The museum shrouded the painting to ask the question: "What would the Met's walls look like if there were no refugees?" Works by other famous artists including Max Ernst, Piet Mondrian, and …

A Museum Hires a Full-time Therapist

Is a museum visit just what the doctor ordered? In Montreal, medical professionals can prescribe you a museum visit. There's also a full-time art therapist on staff. In Canada, an …

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago Lowers Ticket Prices for Those Impacted by Gender Pay Gap

Starting next month, anyone who believes the gender pay gap has negatively impacted their earning potential can pay a discounted price for museum admissions. The new policy coincides with …

Museum Creates Program for Families Suffering from the Opioid Crisis

Approximately 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017 alone. For families hurt by addiction, the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire has created an unprecedented program that …
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Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

Category: Education & Interpretation

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

Category: Surveys & Reports

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

Category: Environmental Sustainability

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

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