Communities, Change and the Covid-19 Crisis

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The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on the museum sector, nationally and globally. The immediate impact for many UK museums and arts organizations was a loss of income, closure of galleries, school visits cancelled, and projects on hold, while thousands of staff were furloughed, thus exposing the vulnerability of museums, their staff, projects and collections. Looking elsewhere, new programming, developed at short notice, has demonstrated the vitality and versatility of an engaged, responsive and participatory museum service, proving that museums are places of relevance even in a crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages5
JournalMuseum and Society
Issue number03
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Oct 2020


  • museum and gallery sector
  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • community


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