Museums and the end of lockdown

“As lockdowns gradually come to an end in several regions and countries, museums have to revise and update their health security protocols to reopen properly. While national regulations vary depending on the specific evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are some basic measures that can be taken to protect the health of both visitors and staff.”

Issued by the International Council of Museums, May 12, 2020.

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Visitors with Alzheimer’s

Reflections: The Nasher Museum Alzheimer’s Program at Duke University began in 2014. As the museum states in its website, the program “provides engaging and interactive museum tours to visitors with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia, their families, and their care partners. Reflections tours include guided discussions through the galleries, as well as live musical performances or hands-on art experiences. These special tours offer people who live with memory loss and their families the opportunity to enjoy art in the moment and to engage with the current exhibitions using multiple senses.”

What happened when the museum had to close because of the health crisis of COVID 19? Read about this in Colony Little’s June 1, 2020 article for Hyperallergic.