Many small local museums have had a very rough time over the last year and a half. Smaller collections often have razor-thin financial margins and rely on volunteers for day-to-day survival. Some have not survived the lockdown, others have had to scale back their opening times. Either way, we are at risk of losing an important part of our cultural heritage, and small museums need our support now more than ever.
So do you have a local museum that needs support? Or an example of one that has gone by the wayside? Have you seen examples of lockdown innovation, such as new exhibitions or new ways to share their collections? I’d love to hear your stories and examples, and your opinion on this whole subject.