University museums from home: observations on responses to the impact of Covid-19

Elisabetta Cioppi, Nuria García Gutiérrez, Eilidh Lawrence, Yi-Jung Lin, Marta Lourenҫo, Nathalie Nyst, Ingrid Frederick Obregon, Mark Osterman, Douglas Perkins, Mariana Santamaría, Andrew Simpson, Sian Tiley-Nel

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This paper presents data about the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on university museums and collections through the stories and reflection of individual university staff from Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia. It is shown that one common impact was the requirement for university museums and collections to transfer much of their programing to digital platforms. While there is obviously much uncertainty as to the shape of the global university sector after the pandemic, some university museum and collection staff felt that challenges could be turned into opportunities through creatively reimagining the work of the university museum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-151
Number of pages14
JournalUniversity Museums and Collections Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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