Category: News

PROVINCIAL UPDATE: Some galleries and museums can reopen in Phase 2

Today, the Ontario government announced that it is moving forward with a regional approach to Stage 2 of reopening the province. In consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and local health officials, the government is easing restrictions in communities where it is safe to do so, based...

OAAG / AOGA JOB OPENING: Zoom Tech Host for Digital Data Mixer

Remote Application Deadline: June 9, 2020 The Ontario Association of Art Galleries is hosting a 2-day online Zoom webinaire on July 7 & 8, 2020. The event, Digital Data Mixer, will bring together key professionals from the public art gallery sector to build digital literacy in working with the many...

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...

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...