IN THE NEWS: It’s a constant battle to keep Canada’s museums afloat. COVID-19 has made it worse

A lot can go wrong in a museum that’s been shut down. Moths can get into textiles. A change in temperature or humidity can make mummies leak fluids.

Museums in the U.S., Canada and Australia have reported break-ins — a Van Gogh was stolen from a Dutch art museum in March after it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (via Caledon Enterprise)

Image caption: The Royal Ontario Museum said it hopes attendance levels will rise through September as more areas and exhibitions are opened, allowing it to return to regular staffing levels. – Steve Russell/Toronto Star file photo
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