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How to help your neighbors when a pandemic hits? Exhibit A: Museums.

Category: COVID-19

As the coronavirus sends communities adrift, museums are coming to their aid in new ways and reaffirming their importance as community anchors.

“Coming to the aid of their neighbors — whether it’s during the current coronavirus crisis or a future climate disaster — is, in fact, central to museums’ missions.”

– Kate Yoder

As coronavirus shut down everyday life over the last month, museums all around the world closed their doors. From the Louvre in Paris to the Met museum in New York, exhibits usually brimming with people are now empty, save for the occasional security guard.

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