California museums have stepped up to serve their communities during the COVID-19 quarantine. Many are providing digital content on their collections and exhibitions to support students, teachers, and the general public (see #MuseumfromHome below). Some museums have donated N95 masks, gloves, and other materials from their supplies to health care workers.
At the same time, CAM is deeply concerned about the financial recovery of museums in the aftermath of this viral outbreak. California museums are experiencing unprecedented reductions in revenue (see survey results below). Our association has been actively sending letters to members of the California congressional delegation asking that museums be included in COVID-19 relief and economic stimulus packages.
CAM has compiled a number of resources to support California museums in these challenging times. See links below.