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This Art Museum Was Founded in Response to a Pandemic Death. It Has Much to Teach Us Now.

Category: Influence of Museums

In this moment of social isolation and emotional fragility, Dorothy Kosinski, director of the Phillips Collection, reflects on the founding impulse of the museum to foster wellness, and its significance to the broader museum community.

“The Phillips Collection, however, from its very inception focused on the healing power of art.”

– Dorothy Kosinski

The world is currently facing unprecedented challenges, and the arts can provide a measure of relief. Now that we are unable to interface with our communities physically, we in the field need to be thoughtful about how we move the wellness aspects of the museum experience online.

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