Category: News

OAAG RESOURCES FOR REOPENING

As restrictions are being lifted, we are here to help you navigate this challenging process. We are compiling resources, tools, and perspectives on how you and your institution can begin to strategize about reopening. OAAG is currently working on a Reopening Framework and Procotols Guide that will be available...

IN THE NEWS: POST PANDEMIC THE ARTS WILL NEED OUR SUPPORT

“Our lives have changed in so many ways during the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all applaud the bravery and dedication of essential workers in our health system, food chain, deliveries, safety, and more. Meanwhile, we have stayed at home and not seen extended family members and...

BREAKING: DETAILS RELEASED FOR $500M EMERGENCY SUPPORT FUND FROM CANADIAN HERITAGE

Today, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Steven Guilbeault released mroe details about the $500 Million allocated to Canadian Heritage to address COVID-19’s Impact on the Cultural Sector. The Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations is an additional temporary relief measure created to...

IN THE NEWS: Winnipeg Art Gallery Prepares for reopening

Museums and art galleries are among the locations allowed to open up when Manitoba begins loosening restrictions on non-essential businesses on May 4. (via CTV News) OAAG will be looking at how the Winnipeg Art Gallery reopens closely including their protocols and procedures for ensuring public safety. We will...

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Spreadsheet Highlights Major Income Disparities at Cultural Institutions (via Hyperallergic) According to a document by the group Indebted Cultural Workers, MoMA Director Glenn Lowry takes home about 48 times the salary of an education assistant and the museum....

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Need a little beauty in your life? Visit a Canadian museum or art gallery. Here’s how. (via Toronto Star) “As we physically isolate at home, worrying about pretty much everything, it’s more important than ever to take a minute to seek out beauty, whether it be through a painting,...

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‘There is no fast track back to normal’: museums confront economic fallout of the pandemic” (via The Art Newspaper) Closed museums are losing millions in income, ushering in job cuts, appeals for emergency relief and lasting changes in strategy....

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Artists, Scholars, and Museum Workers petition museums to retain staff during pandemic (via Hyperallergic) “Before a single museum worker is laid off, let every mid-six- or seven-figure museum director draw a salary of zero,” reads one petition....

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German museums prepare to reopen, gradually and with precautions (via the Art Newspaper) The first museums open today in the state of Brandenburg in a gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown; bigger museums may take longer to reopen...

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Are Canada’s Municipal Art Galleries in Crisis?  Public Art Galleries have been finding it difficult to survive let alone thrive in a fragile ecosystem. Here is a take on the state of Art Galleries in 2018. The question is how does the current relief address the Pre-Covid19 crisis? ...

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Museums are finding new ways to connect with art lovers online during Quarantine (via Artsy)...

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Going digital not easy for cultural institutions (via Globe and Mail) “The immediate response [to the closures] is ‘You’ll create these wonderful digital experiences’. It’s a rhetorical response: Oh, you just go online…If it’s that simple, every museum and art gallery collection in the world would be online.“ –...