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Story Publication logo July 2, 2020

What Lies in the COVID-19 Future for Museums?

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The purpose of this project is to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on local museums in...

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Chicago, IL / USA - November 13, 2015: Front entrance to Shedd Aquarium during Amphibians exhibit and exterior construction. Image by Marstar / Shutterstock.com. United States, 2015.
Chicago, IL / USA - November 13, 2015: Front entrance to Shedd Aquarium during Amphibians exhibit and exterior construction. Image by Marstar / Shutterstock.com. United States, 2015.

The financial stress and social distancing requirements brought on by COVID-19 created a wave of museum layoffs and adjustments for an industry that was already being challenged by demographic shifts, high costs, and limited funding. These layoffs and adjustments have come amid a wave of uncertainty as we all grapple with the coming summer and continued social distancing. 

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