Changing Times—A Time for Change Museums in the COVID-19 Era

Noga Raved, Havatzelet Yahel

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The current research analyzes worldwide trends in which museums acted in response to a new global social health order. It is based on information from a survey we conducted among members of the International Committee of Regional Museums in addition to other surveys conducted by international museums and cultural bodies. We tried to understand how museums can remain relevant to their audiences, how they might evolve in this changing environment, and how they operate to reflect the new situation. Our main findings show that various methods were used, including shifting to digital platforms, changing physical operations, refocusing on local audiences, collecting materials relating to the COVID-19 crisis, and curating special exhibitions dedicated to the pandemic and its impact on daily lives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-158
Number of pages14
JournalMuseum Worlds
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2022


  • crisis
  • digital platform
  • pandemic
  • physical operation
  • well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Museology


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