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.
Announcing the latest issue of Hand to Hand, “Tightening Up: Streamlining Museum Operations”
An introduction to the “Tightening Up: Streamlining Museum Operations” issue of Hand to Hand.
Consider three keys to success for museums looking to increase their strength and capacity: building community value, managing finances wisely, and practicing appropriate governance.