Based on Livia’s comments on our first readings, here are a few quickly collected articles about the impact of COVID-19 on museums.
Post-COVID, How Can Museums Remain Essential? 7 May 2021, CIMAM – International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art – is an Affiliated Organization of ICOM (the International Council of Museums)
How the Pandemic Changed Museums Forever (or Did It?), Summer 2021, USC
After a Covid Contraction, Museums Are Expanding Again, New York Times, Oct. 20, 2022 (subscription required but free for MIT community)
UNESCO REPORT: Museums around the World in the Face of COVID-19, MAY 2020 (also on Canvas)
Museums facing COVID-19 challenges remain engaged with communities, UNESCO News, 4 April 2020 Last update: 14 September 2022
Facing Challenge with Resilience: How Museums are Responding During COVID-19, April 1, 2020, Blog Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Why Museums Weathered the Pandemic Better Than Most — and Where They’re Headed Next, March 14, 2022, Morning Consult
Bouncing back: the US museums that have regained the visitors lost to Covid closures, 28 March 2022, The Art Newspaper
How Will Covid-19 Change the Way Museums Are Built?, September 16, 2020, Smithsonian Magazine
Museums, museum professionals, and COVID-19: Third report, 2022, ICOM - International Council of Museums (PDF)
Are Museums on the Brink of Extinction After COVID-19?, July 27, 2020, Medium
The impact of COVID-19 on digital data practices in museums and art galleries in the UK and the US, 15 October 2021, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications volume 8, Article number: 236 (2021)
Charles “Teenie” Harris Photo Archive at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA Charles “Teenie” Harris (1908–1998) was the preeminent photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s prominent black newspapers photographing Pittsburgh’s historic African American community from 1935 to 1975. His archive of over 70,000 images is one of the most detailed and intimate records of the black urban experience known today.