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Other News and Articles Regarding Cultural Organizations and COVID-19

“Libraries Respond to COVID-19" - Times Hudson Valley Media, March 19, 2020.,15848

“Galleries, Auction Houses and Museums Are Joining Growing Efforts to Donate Their Protective Medical Gear to Hospitals—ArtNews, March 31, 2020.

“Libraries lending out 3-D printers to make protective gear” - Newsday, April 1, 2020.

“Citizen Archivists Triple Contributions to National Archives Catalog During Pandemic”—National Archives, April 22, 2020.

How Will Coronavirus Pandemic Be Remembered? Historians are Making Sure Story is Documented at Every Level—WLNY, April 23, 2020.

“The city soundtrack: New York Public Library drops album featuring noises we’ve been missing during coronavirus lockdown” - Daily News, May 1, 2020

Beyond the Hotline: Stories of grief, despair flood Schenectady County’s Call Center- Daily Gazette, May 2, 2020.

Local History Project Marks 160 Audio Stories – Adirondack Almanac, May 3, 2020.

“The Strange, Smelly Chores that Keep Natural History Museums Running”—Atlas Obscura, May 12, 2020:

“Museums Are Reopening Around the World, But Visiting Them Is Now Very… Odd. See Surreal Images of Post-Lockdown Museums”—ArtNet News, May 13, 2020 .

“Italy’s museums reopening, using Social Distancing necklaces”—ArtNet News, May 19, 2020:

“Virtual resources for experiencing historical sites from the National Trust for Historic Preservation”

“Humanities New York Pandemic Reading List”

Librarians Recruited as COVID-19 Hunters, May 22, 2020:

How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums are Already Deciding—New York Times, May 25, 2020:

State of the Art: How Museums are Preparing to Open Amid Coronavirus Crisis—NBC News, May 27, 2020:

NYS School Librarians Lead Through the Pandemic, May 28, 2020:

New York City School Library COVID-19 Free E-Books

Library to Introduce Curbside Pickup, June 1, 2020:

Humanities New York Announces $1 Million in CARES Act Funding, June 23, 2020:

Pomeroy Fund Awards $50,000 in Grants to Support 18 NYS History Organizations, June 24th, 2020:

Mellon Foundation Invests $1.5 Million in Federal COVID-19 Research Project to Support Libraries, Museums Reopening, June 25, 2020:

This Year Will End Eventually, Document it While You Can, New York Times, July 14, 2020:

Picture This: Historical Approaches to Data Visualization, History Associates Incorporated:

New York City Museums Plan Reopenings, Even with no Official Return Date, The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2020:

Smithsonian Museums are the Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges, The New York Times, November 19, 2020:

Smithsonian Archives of American Art Gathers an Oral History of 2020, George Washington University, November 30, 2020:

Gotham Center for New York City History: COVID-19 NYC Documentary Project,

Museum of the City of New York: April 28, 2021: Final Weeks: New York Responds Exhibit,

Dispensing Justice from a Distance: Journal of the NYS Courts During the Pandemic, Historical Society of the New York Courts, September 2021

Webinars and Other Resources

Institute of Museum and Library Services: December 15th, 3:00pm Museums and COVID: How to Use the Latest Research to Your Advantage Registration Required

Museum of the City of New York: New York Responds the First Six Months Exhibit 

Museum of the City of New York: New York Responds: A One-Year Remembrance

REALM Project: April 15th, 3:00pm Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines Registration Required