I don't know about you, but I've about reached my limit reading thought pieces prognosticating on the "new normal" of museums or bone-headed ramblings about "touchless" museums and "untouchable" museum endowments.
There are thousands of museum worker colleagues who need concrete financial support NOW rather than high-minded essays about an uncertain future.
To that end, the collective Museum Workers Speak has put together a Museum Workers Relief Fund for the mutual aid of museum workers in need. In the words of their website:
It has become clear to us that when our institutions will not stand in solidarity with us, we must stand in solidarity with one another.
If you would like to donate (as I already have) to the Museum Workers Relief Fund, you can follow this link to do so.
As an added incentive, for every ExhibiTricks reader who donates at least $10.00 by or before May 31, 2020, I will set up a one-hour Zoom call (at a mutually convenient time) to discuss anything you like.
Think of it as a super-cheap consulting call with me to talk about museum exhibit possibilities, museum careers, or whatever else springs to your mind.
So click on over to the Museum Workers Relief Fund page NOW, make your donation, and then email me your receipt so we can compare calendars for that Zoom call!
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Paul Orselli writes the posts on ExhibiTricks. Paul likes to combine interesting people, ideas, and materials to make exhibits (and entire museums!) with his company POW! (Paul Orselli Workshop, Inc.) Let's work on a project together!