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The Smithsonian Institution announced today that all of its museums and the National Zoo are closing indefinitely, due to the rise in COVID-19. The museums are mostly in the Washington DC area.  The Smithsonian announced the closures on Thursday, Tweeting: “Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, […]Continue Reading
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Global lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic severely diminished the tourism sector. The arts and culture industry, a cornerstone for tourism, and well-rounded communities now face an existential crisis. Museums make up a 13 billion dollar industry in the US alone, where 14 million Americans attend each year. The risk of losing museums will […]Continue Reading