Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, museums are temporarily forced to shut their doors to the public. The unprecedented situation is pushing museums to find alternative ways to engage with their audiences – one of the ways is by shifting their activities to digital platforms.
In addition to maximising their digital database and social media presence, several museums are opening up their collections to the public through virtual tours, such as the VR 360° tour by the National Gallery or Royal Academy of Arts, and digital commission programmes such as the ones completed by the British Museum and Serpentine Galleries.
The Museums Association (MA) is calling for museums across the UK to participate in a BBC Arts' Culture in Quarantine event called #MuseumFromHome on 30 April. The event will be a whole day of content on social media, TV and radio focusing on the UK’s museums, and we want you and your museum, gallery or archive to be involved too.
Read all about it here