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Here on the WestMuse Blog, you’ll find a variety of articles and resources to help guide you through this difficult time as we all stay home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Check in every #WestMuseWednesday and Fridays for our latest blog posts discussing current topics from learning how to work from home to sharing social media best practices.

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April 28, 2020

As museums across the United States have closed their doors to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, many are still adjusting to our current reality and are making phased plans to reopen to the public. But where to start?
To help you and your institution navigate in response to COVID-19, and to successfully and safely reopen in the coming months, we at WMA present to you a variety of carefully...
April 22, 2020
Today, April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day ­– the largest secular environmental movement celebrated as a day of action to change human behavior and support of environmental protection. What started on April 22, 1970 with 20 million Americans taking to the streets and parks in demonstration, is now celebrated annually in 193 countries with the participation of more than 1...
April 9, 2020
Spending time in nature is scientifically proven to be beneficial to our overall health and well-being. Nature provides us with a sense of calm, reduces our stress levels, improves our focus, and promotes creativity. Listening, feeling, and experiencing nature is an invaluable resource, especially during the current global health crisis.
But what if you can’t get outside? What if you don’t have a...
April 8, 2020
If you’re like us over the last three weeks, you’ve probably increased your daily screen time and have been habitually scrolling through social feeds, liking images and watching videos.
With COVID-19, platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok have become the ultimate cure from boredom at home and an even greater global community of fun activities and educational resources.
But how should...
April 3, 2020
It feels like at this point, we all practically have toilet paper coming out of our ears.
Over the last few weeks, we've all been emptying store shelves and stockpiling hordes of toilet paper in our homes. But rather than simply recycling all of those cardboard rolls and letting them go to waste, why not flex your creative skills and use the rolls in a fun museum-inspired art project?
For all of...
April 1, 2020
Welcome to a new month and a fresh start.
Now that we’ve all been living the stressful, anxiety-filled stay-at-home life for a couple of weeks, it’s time for some serious self-reflection and introspection.
What is introspection you ask? The process of can simply be defined as “an examination of one’s own thoughts and feelings.”
Why is it important? Researchers have shown that we think more than...
March 26, 2020
So, you’re months into #QuarantineAtHome and you have already been burrowing your way through the ever-expanding streaming universe. Yet, somehow, after endlessly swiping through Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and every other streaming service out there, you still can’t find exactly what you’re looking for.
Well, to help make your movie selection process easier (or maybe more difficult… sorry), WMA has...
March 24, 2020

The global outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the way many of us go about our day-to-day lives. We all know that by “physical distancing” ourselves we can slow the transmission of the coronavirus, protect our loved ones, and limit the number of people affected overall. However, as more of us are told to stay home, we begin to miss our normal daily human-interaction and start to...


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