Call for CEI Blog Submissions
Engaging Communities from a Distance
Community matters more than ever as the museum sector responds
to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unprecedented impacts of this
crisis. As trusted institutions at the heart of their communities,
museums are uniquely positioned to bring people together in trying
times. But with the mandated closure of all museums across our
province, our sector is facing the challenge of maintaining and
building connections with our communities without a physical space
to gather in.
From running #MuseumsFromHome campaigns, to providing virtual
exhibit tours, to delivering digital educational programming, and
more, across the sector, museums are responding to these challenges
by reaching out beyond the museum's walls to meet their communities
where they are.
We want to highlight the initiatives that Alberta museums are
using to adapt while sites around the province are closed.
- How are you engaging with your visitors, members, and local
community? What strategies or projects are you using to meet people
- How are you moving your work, collections, exhibits, or
programming into an online or virtual space?
- How are you staying connected with your colleagues, other
museums, and the museum sector as a whole?
We will be sharing your stories, strategies, resources, and
tools with the museum community on the AMA's Community Engagement
Initiative (CEI) blog, Engage: Museums and
If you are interested in submitting an article, or would like
more information about the CEI Blog, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.