Yahoo Lifestyle: Museum challenges people in self-quarantine to recreate favorite works of art with objects at home

Yahoo Lifestyle: Museum challenges people in self-quarantine to recreate favorite works of art with objects at home. “The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, aka the Getty, is currently closed to the public as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. But the institution is doing its part to keep the art-loving community engaged during this difficult time, by challenging people to create their favorite works of art with objects at home.”

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Creating Custom Content For A Real-Life Museum (GoNintendo)

GoNintendo: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Players Are Creating Custom Content For A Real-Life Museum. “In the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Blathers is the go-to guy when it comes to museums. In the real world, it turns out there’s another museum that has tied itself to the Animal Crossing excitement. The Museum of English Rural Life had to close its doors temporarily due to the coronavirus, but they’re continuing the fun online with a request from their followers. The Museum has a real-life exhibit showcasing rural smocks, which were outer garments worn by shepherds and waggoners. Since people can’t check out that exhibit right now, the museum curators thought it would be fun to create a digital collection.”

American Alliance of Museums: How Your Museum Can Use Social Media During COVID-19

American Alliance of Museums: How Your Museum Can Use Social Media During COVID-19. “With the current COVID-19 pandemic deeply affecting museums across the world, many museum professionals at big and small museums alike are wondering how they can still connect and communicate with their audiences, each other, and the broader population. And for many, that answer is social media. Whether you’re a social media manager or just looking for a way to leverage the power of social media for your museum, we’ve gathered examples of how museums are using Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and other platforms in innovative ways.”

Washington Post: The arts will recover from the coronavirus, as they did after 9/11. But they might look a lot different.

Washington Post: The arts will recover from the coronavirus, as they did after 9/11. But they might look a lot different.. “As the extent and impact of the coronavirus situation have become ever more clear this week, arts and cultural leaders are dealing with myriad unknowns particular to their fields and specialties. Zoos and natural history museums have living collections that require constant care, no matter what is happening in the outside world. Art museums borrow and loan art. Should they find staff to return borrowed works that are now shuttered inside mostly empty buildings?”

COVID-19: Moroccan Museums Stream Live Visits for Art Lovers (Morocco World News)

Morocco World News: COVID-19: Moroccan Museums Stream Live Visits for Art Lovers. “In light of Morocco’s state of emergency and the closure of several art events and institutes such as museums, the Moroccan National Foundation of Museums (FNM), decided to offer free online museum visits through a 360° virtual immersion.”

PBS: 19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch

PBS: 19 immersive museum exhibits you can visit from your couch. “Experts have called for ‘social distancing’ — the broad, conscious effort to avoid close contact with other people or public places — amid the global novel coronavirus pandemic to limit the transmission of the virus. As communities scale back the size of their gatherings, or stop meeting all together, many museums are temporarily shut down as a precautionary measure. But that doesn’t mean their collections and other online art exhibits can’t be viewed from home.”

Notes from Poland: Polish museums, theatres and universities move online during coronavirus shutdown

Notes from Poland: Polish museums, theatres and universities move online during coronavirus shutdown. “In response to the strict measures imposed by the Polish government to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, many Polish galleries, museums, universities and other institutions have turned to the internet to provide services to the shutdown nation.”