The State Museum, State Library and State Archives are temporarily Closed.

Other News and Articles Regarding Cultural Organizations and COVID-19

“Libraries Respond to COVID-19" - Times Hudson Valley Media, March 19, 2020. http://timeshudsonvalley.com/stories/libraries-respond-to-covid-19,15848

“Galleries, Auction Houses and Museums Are Joining Growing Efforts to Donate Their Protective Medical Gear to Hospitals—ArtNews, March 31, 2020. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-organizations-donate-medical-supplies-1818429

“Libraries lending out 3-D printers to make protective gear” - Newsday, April 1, 2020. https://www.newsday.com/news/health/coronavirus/printers-libraries-coronavirus-1.43563580

“Citizen Archivists Triple Contributions to National Archives Catalog During Pandemic”—National Archives, April 22, 2020. https://www.archives.gov/news/articles/citizen-archivists-triple-contributions

How Will Coronavirus Pandemic Be Remembered? Historians are Making Sure Story is Documented at Every Level—WLNY, April 23, 2020. https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2020/04/23/coronavirus-pandemic-historians-robert-snyder-louise-mirrer-new-york-historical-society/?fbclid=IwAR0D5fyxgodI6NZWhPDYn0NaoLh8cVjMQa42E1Ykcdt_MGeEHO2Si3t7yJc

“The city soundtrack: New York Public Library drops album featuring noises we’ve been missing during coronavirus lockdown” - Daily News, May 1, 2020 https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-sounds-library-city-spotify-20200501-jbgnitgrwbf4fcggjbaxk7vvye-story.htmlRK

Beyond the Hotline: Stories of grief, despair flood Schenectady County’s Call Center- Daily Gazette, May 2, 2020. https://dailygazette.com/article/2020/05/02/behind-the-hotline-stories-of-grief-despair-flood-schenectady-county-s-call-center?fbclid=IwAR1flisMqXiEbhzX67O9sO6KAgOcVkWWcLGeB6YAOhpq22yljDqob514CvE

Local History Project Marks 160 Audio Stories – Adirondack Almanac, May 3, 2020. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/05/local-history-project-marks-160-audio-stories.html

“The Strange, Smelly Chores that Keep Natural History Museums Running”—Atlas Obscura, May 12, 2020: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/unusual-essential-workers-natural-history-museums

“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 . https://news.artnet.com/art-world/views-of-reopening-cities-1860222

“Italy’s museums reopening, using Social Distancing necklaces”—ArtNet News, May 19, 2020: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/italys-museums-reopen-1864938/amp-page

“Virtual resources for experiencing historical sites from the National Trust for Historic Preservation” https://savingplaces.org/coronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=weekly#.XsalNmhKhyw

“Humanities New York Pandemic Reading List” https://humanitiesny.org/community-pandemic-perspectives/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=7278e6de08-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_04_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4156e3c688-7278e6de08-289259873&mc_cid=7278e6de08&mc_eid=db25f71283

Librarians Recruited as COVID-19 Hunters, May 22, 2020: https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/blogs/the-scoop/contact-tracing-librarians-recruited-as-covid-19-hunters/

How Will We Remember the Pandemic? Museums are Already Deciding—New York Times, May 25, 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/25/arts/design/museums-covid-19-collecting.html?action=click&module=Well&pgtype=Homepage&section=Arts

State of the Art: How Museums are Preparing to Open Amid Coronavirus Crisis—NBC News, May 27, 2020: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/state-art-how-museums-are-preparing-open-amid-coronavirus-crisis-n1213396

NYS School Librarians Lead Through the Pandemic, May 28, 2020: https://www.wevideo.com/view/1727092285

New York City School Library COVID-19 Free E-Books https://nycdoe.libguides.com/COVID-19ebooks/free

Library to Introduce Curbside Pickup, June 1, 2020: https://www.uticaod.com/news/20200601/library-to-introduce-curbside-pickup

Humanities New York Announces $1 Million in CARES Act Funding, June 23, 2020: https://humanitiesny.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HNY-CARES-Grants-List_2020.pdf?mc_cid=976151ada3&mc_eid=db25f71283

Pomeroy Fund Awards $50,000 in Grants to Support 18 NYS History Organizations, June 24th, 2020: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/pomeroy-fund-awards-50000-in-grants-to-support-18-nys-history-organizations/

Mellon Foundation Invests $1.5 Million in Federal COVID-19 Research Project to Support Libraries, Museums Reopening, June 25, 2020: https://www.imls.gov/news/mellon-foundation-invests-15-million-federal-covid-19-research-project-support-libraries

This Year Will End Eventually, Document it While You Can, New York Times, July 14, 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/style/museums-coronavirus-protests-2020.html

Picture This: Historical Approaches to Data Visualization, History Associates Incorporated: https://www.historyassociates.com/data-visualization/

New York City Museums Plan Reopenings, Even with no Official Return Date, The Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2020: https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-museums-plan-reopenings-even-with-no-official-return-date-11597104001?mc_cid=c357089185&mc_eid=2218141061

Smithsonian Museums are the Latest to Shutter as Virus Surges, The New York Times, November 19, 2020: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/arts/design/smithsonian-museums-closing-covid-dc.html

Upcoming Events and Webinars

New York State Library and REALM Project: August 14th, 12:00pm REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums Registration Required