Many Museums in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom are reflecting on future investments in online strategies as cultural organizations contemplate their next steps to opening their doors to visitors with COVID restrictions in place. Webinars in this area have focused the discussion on what to keep, discard or re-imagine.
The Museum Computer Network is a good resource to inform these decisions. Highlights from the video include:
– system thinking
– agile leadership in museums
– enabling leadership leads to learning organizations
– dismantling racism workbook
CBC Uncontained/Canada Council project
Scenes from an Exhibition – Curators talk about the artwork they miss the most – a self shot video series. Take a look at Mireille Eagon, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Rooms show us her ‘new life’ schedule and an artwork reflecting ‘boring but beautiful’.
Cuseum provides upcoming and archived webinars highlighting technology and human resources innovations for cultural attractions.
The Digital Stage summarizes technological options for performing arts organizations in Canada.
Impact and Response – Arts, Heritage and Culture
Below you will find surveys outlining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on culture & communities as well as funding to help individuals and organizations.
- Ontario Museum Association’s impact survey & info-graphic shows the top three revenue areas impacted – public program fees, admission fees and gift shop sales