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)