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Care and Creativity During Lockdown

Care and creativity from museums during Lockdown

Reading and listening to your responses has caused more than one misty-eyed moment, because museum folk what you have done under incredibly challenging circumstances is testament to the kindness and creative thinking that fills this sector.

This is just a small selection of good news stories. There were so many that we couldn’t fit them all in, but we’ll keep sharing them on our website and Twitter.  Share something with us by tagging @MuseumsGalScot or via louises@museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk

Before lockdown came into place the Whithorn Trust were using their front of house section as a temporary take-away, serving meals to people who were short on groceries. They were also giving away free meals to NHS staff.

Many museums have donated PPE to emergency teams in their local areas and where possible are continuing to get this vital resource to those who need it.

Some children’s museum groups have been able to continue, such as the Wardlaw Museum who are holding group sessions online through Facebook Live. Timespan have kept their regular young attendees connected through sending out packs with digital and craft activities. Elgin Museum have created a video for budding archeologists on how to set up your own dig outdoors and indoors.

Dundee Museum of Transport staff and volunteers have put together an online magazine for transport enthusiasts and have had such a good response that they’re already planning the next one.

On Twitter #DougieDraws from Culture Perth & Kinross Museums has been keeping us very entertained and educated!

We’ve got lots more examples on our website of how museums are still communicating with their visitors to keep them inspired and engaged.

Published 07 May 2020