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!
– 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/
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A Wooden Dice production, 2020.