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April 4, 2022

Network Empty Museums: New Issue of Museum International Now Online

We are delighted to announce the publication of the latest edition of Museum International entitled Empty Museums. This issue of Museum International examines the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on museums, their professionals and the sector as a whole.

While museums are no strangers to crises, the unexpected reverberations of Covid-19 have united institutions across the world in their struggle for survival and relevance in a troubled world. Many museums have been left without their visitors, volunteers, freelancers, projected funding – they have effectively become empty museums.

Empty Museums brings together 15 contributions from across the globe that examine museums’ responses to the pandemic on a national and regional level, as well as innovations in community practices, organisational philosophies, curatorial policies and new uses of technology that museums have engaged with since the onset of the pandemic.

We hope that this edition of Museum International will prompt reflection on the insights to be gained from the Covid-19 crisis, as museums seek sustainable solutions for their future.

ICOM members can access the full online issue of Empty Museums free of charge through their member space on the ICOM website.

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