What local institutions and archivists are doing to immortalize a disorienting time in Chicago.
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The country’s first and only African American children’s museum may not have planned for the pandemic, but it was ready.
A worker at the Consomed factory tells us about her feelings when she left her family to join the battle against COVID-19.
Without access to basic hygiene in the middle of a pandemic, some inmates are using a hunger strike to call attention to the poor conditions inside Egypt’s overcrowded prisons. Is the government doing enough to keep them safe?
Despite Pride month’s coinciding with the pandemic this year, Sharron Cooks still had plenty to celebrate.
Currently, museums and communities alike are grappling with the dual pandemics impacting African Americans: COVID-19 and social uprisings after the killing of George Floyd.
Science and nature exhibits are rife with buttons to press, touchscreens to swipe, and levers to pull—all the high-touch activities we’re meant to be avoiding.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Many have speculated that the pathogen that causes COVID-19, accidentally escaped from her lab. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there. Claims “that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts,” Shi said. “It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life.”
Many health experts say it's clear who should get the first shots: health care workers around the world, then people at a higher risk of severe disease, then those in areas where the disease is spreading rapidly, and finally, the rest of us.
As Southern Illinois University prepares to welcome thousands of students to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Museum has had to put exhibitions and in-person programming on hold as they pivot their plans for the fall semester.
The Illinois State Museum launched an initiative to record history as it is happening, inviting the people of Illinois to share their experiences living through the pandemic.
Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to reopen June 26, the COVID-19 pandemic still rages across the nation. Museums, historic homes, and gardens in the Quad-Cities have taken differing approaches to reopening.