Tag Archives: museums

CBC News : Innovation, creativity and safety on display as art galleries, museums reopen amid pandemic

‘It’s not a race. We’re in it for the long run,’ says director and CEO of National Gallery Jessica Wong · CBC News · Posted: Jun 20, 2020 4:00 AM ET The start of 2020 was exciting for the Immersive van Gogh … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Changes and new programs at the Museum

Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History re-opened to the public on June 4 after a closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. With new hours and strict health and safety measures in place, staff, volunteers and visitors can once again … Continue reading

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Reopening Guidelines for BC Museums, Galleries & Cultural Organizations

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) has compiled a guide, which has then been reviewed by the Government of British Columbia, to assist museums, galleries, culture centres, and heritage organizations in preparing their sites to be reopened to staff, volunteers, and … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Digital Field Trips: Museum Adventures Abound for Kids

Cultural institutions are finding creative ways to engage young visitors virtually this summer, and many of the offerings are free. By Laurel Graeber | Published June 18, 2020 Museums have become extraordinarily creative in throwing open their virtual doors to … Continue reading

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CBC News : Innovation, creativity and safety on display as art galleries, museums reopen amid pandemic

‘It’s not a race. We’re in it for the long run,’ says director and CEO of National Gallery Jessica Wong · CBC News · Posted: Jun 20, 2020 4:00 AM ET  The start of 2020 was exciting for the Immersive van Gogh … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update from the Chair of the BC Arts Council

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Heritage BC: NEW reopening protocol announced • BC’s Black Heritage

What you will find in this edition: Knowing the Past Opens the Door to the Future: a survey of resources about BC and Canada’s Black history (link) NEW: BCMA releases reopening protocol for museums and heritage sites Two free webinars, including … Continue reading

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The best online LGBT exhibitions for pride month

With museums still closed, a string of diverse digital exhibitions aim to educate and entertain with LGBT history and art Nadja Sayej | The Guardian | Wed 10 Jun 2020 16.37 BST With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, hundreds of … Continue reading

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CBC News : Former employees of Canadian Museum for Human Rights say they faced racism, mistreatment

CEO acknowledges shortcomings at the world-renowned institution, says he’ll try to build trust with staff Sarah Petz, Dana Hatherly · CBC News · Posted: Jun 10, 2020 12:15 PM CT  Some former employees of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time

Europe Dispatch: A continent Reopens Musicians Playing Through the Lockdown, to One Listener at a Time   The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of most cultural events, including concerts. But two German orchestras found an intensely personal way to … Continue reading

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Libraries and Museums Contribute Billions to Canadian Economy & Society Well-Being: Study on Value of GLAMs

May 15, 2020 Canada gains nearly $8.6 billion a year in economic benefits, in addition to a myriad of social advantages, from the existence of non-profit galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs), according to a new study commissioned by the Ottawa Declaration … Continue reading

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CBC News : UN agency warns pandemic could force closure of 1 in 8 museums worldwide

About 85,000 institutions, about 90 per cent of the planet’s museums, have shut at least temporarily Raf Casert · The Associated Press · Posted: May 19, 2020 2:46 PM ET Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease … Continue reading

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The Guardian: After the war, the arts came back stronger. They can do so again now

Charlotte Higgins Covid-19 has devastated our theatres and museums. But with imagination we can create something better than before The arts in Britain are in a dire situation. Mighty household names, such as London’s Old Vic and the Royal Albert … Continue reading

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Touchstones Nelson: News of our Reopening

Greetings to you all in these challenging times. While we have been closed to the public, the Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History team has been working behind-the-scenes to continue programming, exhibition planning, and grant writing. Very importantly, we … Continue reading

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Call for Participation: Sector Impact Surveys

  Hello WKRAC members, arts councils and Kootenay arts organizations, All sectors are looking at ways to survive the pandemic. Part of that work is communicating to governments and funders about the impacts and needs in the sector. Arts, culture … Continue reading

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Details of $500 Million New Federal Funding for Arts, Culture & Sport Announced

May 8, 2020 Today, the Federal government announced $500 Million for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations.  The goal of the Fund is to protect jobs and support business continuity for organisations whose viability has been negatively affected. It is designed to … Continue reading

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Lardeau Valley Museum Newsletter – May 2020

Greetings LVHS Members, friends, and supporters, LVHS Board has prepared the attached newsletter for your information. In spite of the Covid crisis, we are planning a busy season ahead. Thank you for your ongoing support and participation! Your LVHS Board … Continue reading

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Heritage BC: Considerations for Reopening Historic Places

UPDATE: In addition to our list of financial, legal, and operational resources, we have gathered together information for you to consider as you prepare to reopen your historic site and operation. This information can be found below (here) and on our … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Who found this Cézanne in a hedge? Take the great British art quiz

With cultural institutions across the UK closed due to coronavirus, explore their collections through a fun quiz. Today’s is set by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Five-thousand-year-old Egyptian tomb opens for virtual tour

Egypt’s classical wonders are off limits but a royal tomb is one of four sites where 3D modelling gives us a fascinating glimpse of antiquity James Stewart | The Guardian Wed 15 Apr 2020 13.26 BST Last modified on Thu 16 … Continue reading

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