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Kansas City’s WWI Museum is avoiding layoffs by giving employees thousands of pages from its archives to digitize

Category: Leadership

Many museums are scurrying to develop new ways to engage their staff. The WWI Museum created a team to digitize thousands of collections items during the pandemic.

“Despite losses to a significant portion of our revenue stream, we view the adjustment of our teams as a creative solution that allows the organization to continue to keep staff in place during this incredibly challenging time when unemployment has skyrocketed.”

– Mike Vietti, Director of Marketing, Communications and Guest Services at the National WWI Museum and Memorial

A museum in Kansas City, Missouri is avoiding laying off its employees during the coronavirus pandemic by giving some of them a big project to take on. The National WWI Museum and Memorial said it is moving 10 of its employees to a team dedicated to digitizing thousands of letters, diaries and journals.

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