Museums at home: digital initiatives in response to COVID-19

Burke V, Jørgensen D, Jørgensen FA. 2020. Museums at home: digital initiatives in response to COVID-19. Norsk museumstidsskrift 6(2): 117-123

This review surveys three types of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, from attempts to replicate the museum visit experience, to alternative replacements making use of online platforms, to initiatives that envision radically different relationships to their audiences. The selection is not intended to be representative, but instead draws into dialogue the experiences the authors had during lockdown, reflecting a small sample of international and Norwegian museum locations, exhibitions and engagements that were increasingly available throughout the pandemic, while commenting on wider trends. Visiting such a cross-section of museums offers us fresh insight into digital tourism in the age of the coronavirus.

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