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Free Resource from Museum Study - Cultural Institution Crisis Response

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Free Resource from Museum Study - Cultural Institution Crisis Response
by Brad Bredehoft - Monday, 30 March 2020, 11:44 AM

This free course was developed by the entire Museum Study team to help cultural institutions through the current crisis by highlighting useful resources we have found. We welcome your input to continue to grow and improve this course. Please use the Help us improve this free course forum to make suggestions about resources you think would be useful to this free course and suggestions you have about what to include or not include.

As you are strategizing how to shut down your facility consider also what you can do to serve your community in other ways. The Baltimore Museum of Industry in partnership with a local health provider is transforming a parking lot into a coronavirus testing site. Many institutions are donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals and first responders. Old Salem Museum has transformed all gardens to food production for food banks, is offering their visitor center as a hospital and testing site, and all their education activity is now online.

This course is an evolving tool to aide cultural institutions in ways to respond to large scale crisis that interfere with the ability to operate normally.