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‘Nothing Prepares You for This’: Top UK Museum Directors Reveal What It Takes to Put an Art Institution on Lockdown

Category: Leadership
Iwona Blazwick OBE, director of the newly re-opened Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, during a media preview to promote the gallery's extension which has cost 13.5 million. (Photo by Ian West - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)

Learn from some of the biggest art museum leaders in the world about closing their institutions amid COVID-19.

“As a community, we are pretty resourceful. People are being really inventive to find other ways to connect to our publics and our artists.”

– Iwona Blazwick, director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery

The directors of London's biggest art museums, like many of their colleagues across Europe and North America before them, were faced with little choice but to abruptly close their institutions last week as the global health crisis deepened.

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