To create our vision of a world that honors all children and respects the diverse ways in which they learn and develop, we need the spaces we create to model empathy and boldly stand for healing and justice.
This excerpt from “International Thinking on Children in Museums: A Sociocultural View of Practice” shares the story of Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center’s founding.
The latest issue of Hand to Hand, “COVID-19: Stories from the Field” is now available!
Peter Olson spoke with the leaders of Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Greentrike, and Children’s Museum Houston about their museums’ strategies for surviving closure, preparing to reopen, and reimagining missions and adapted operations.
What are your thoughts after the Zoom call ends and the virtual hangout disperses? Read short reflections on the first few months of the pandemic from children’s museum staff.
Leaders from five emerging museums discuss how their organizations are responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, from altering timelines and fundraising sources, to planning with new best practices in mind.
DuPage Children’s Museum staff share how they adapted their Partners in Play program serving caregivers with young children in the wake of COVID-19. While originally planned as a series of monthly in-person sessions at the museum, the program pivoted to physically-distanced support, using texting as an accessible entry point.
The facilities director of Madison Children’s Museum shares insights into the museum’s decision to not yet pursue reopening, with a focus on practices related to the physical plants, operations, and facilities side of museums.
Hear the stories of the many DISCOVERY Children’s Museum staff who deal daily and directly with museum visitors.
ACM Trends Report 4.4 explores how museums explores how the COVID-19 pandemic affected museums’ work with their members, visitors, and institutional collaborators.
ACM Trends Report 4.3 describes the effects by mid-May 2020 of the COVID-19 pandemic on the children’s museum workforce.