Pandemic – From collecting to engagement: Exploring COVID-19 and Diversity in Cultural Heritage organizations

Plenary

Friday, April 23, 2021: 9:00am - 10:30am - - Plenary

Rich Cherry, Museum Operations, USA, Tyree Boyd-Pates, Autry Museum of the American West, United States, Omar Eaton-Martinez, Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, USA, Elena Gonzales, Author, Exhibitions for Social Justice, USA

Published paper: Pandemic – From collecting to engagement: Resources for understanding the impact of COVID-19 and supporting Diversity in Cultural Heritage organizations

This plenary panel will continue a critical discussion focused on the response of cultural heritage organizations to the twin pandemic: COVID-19 and systemic racism. Guest panelists Tyree Boyd-Pates, Omar Eaton-Martinez, and Elena Gonzales will explore these issues from the perspectives of collections and exhibitions, educational and public programs, audience engagement and organizational innovation.