Bonus Episode: The Pandemic Special

Pandemic Special: Jenny and Kloe have a chat about the impact of the Coronavirus on the heritage sector but also share some sunshine stories from across the world. Escape to Brussels with Kloe as she fetches a museum object that’s been on display (and spots inaccurate PPE usage on her pre-pandemic journey), and tune in for a quick book review with Jenny. Stay safe, folks!

04:41 Impact on the heritage sector
18:05 Perspective shifts
23:39 Bewildering PPE use
26:35 Museum donations and Jenny’s guilt
28:21 Bits of sunshine
31:28 Kloe’s courier trip to Brussels
39:40 Review: The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals
42:00 Thanks to our transcription volunteers!

Show Notes
– Conservators donate PPE to hospitals: https://icon.org.uk/news/icon-member-and-bpg-chair-abigail-bainbridge-conservators-and-their-institutions-donate-ppe-to
– Arts Council England emergency funding: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/24/arts-council-england-promises-160m-to-buoy-public-during-lockdown
– Germany’s culture funding package: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/german-bailout-50-billion-1815396
– Culture in Quarantine: https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/bbc-culture-in-quarantine-margaret-atwood-a4398226.html
– #MuseumFromHome on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MuseumFromHome&src=typed_query
– #ConservatorsAtHome on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ConservatorsAtHome&src=typed_query
– Icon Book & Paper Group webinars: https://icon.org.uk/groups/book-paper/conservation-together-at-home-webinar-series
– Icon Covid-19 Guidance: https://icon.org.uk/icon-resources/covid-19-guidance
– AIC Collections Care Amid Covid-19 Guidance: https://www.culturalheritage.org/resources/emergencies/collections-care-amid-covid-19
– Coronavirus update from The National Archives: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/archives-sector/our-archives-sector-role/coronavirus-update/
– Our wellbeing episode: https://thecword.show/2018/05/02/s03e04-looking-after-your-conservator/
– The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Care-Keeping-Museum-Professionals-ebook/dp/B07QN7Q958/

Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson and Kloe Rumsey.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2020.

One comment

  1. Oh my word! WFH and also doing data cleaning (blasted photo records) and listening back through your massive archive. in your 2019 Christmas special you predicted people fighting over food, because of Brexit. well, people were sort of fighting over food, but because of the pandemic! how weird!

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