Art Museums, Institutions and Galleries: Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts

Image taken of the interior of the Musée du Louvre during lockdown.
Photograph by Thomas Samson, Getty Images. 


In 2020, when the pandemic forced everyone inside professions that profited from high levels of visibility and relied on viewership and client interaction had to rethink their model in order to survive.  One sector that struggled amidst this new normal was the arts.  In addition, museums, galleries, and cultural institutions grappled with problems of financial strain, shipping, and supply chain disruptions, the need for incorporated technologies, and digital alternatives as well as questions of reform and possible ways forward. 


This exhibit was curated by Morgan Richards, a graduate student at Northeastern University, as part of an internship with A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of COVID-19.


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