Tough times for Museums

Anil Paba
As per the International Council of Museums (ICOM), 18th May is celebrated all over the world with enthusiasm as International Museum Day. On this occasion museums, the world over organize different programs and activities to create awareness among the masses about their culture and heritage. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 museums, public or private, have had to close their doors for public. Most of the cultural institutions, museums, etc are organizing its activities through internet. Today museums are facing tough time to preserve their collections, ensuring the safety of staff, dealing with financial issues and staying engaged with their public.
As per reports 90% of the world’s approximately 60,000 museums are facing full, partial or eventual closure. Culture never stops, and it is crucial that museums keep going too, especially in the face of COVID-19.” Museums are more than just places where humanity’s heritage is…

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