(www.museumsurvivalkit.com)Museums, historic sites, and their patrons are invited to share survival skills inspired by their heritage, collections, or sites. Institutions and individuals will build this virtual survival kit of videos, Instagram or Facebook posts, or blog entries tagged with #MuseumSurvivalKit. Together, these posts will demonstrate the incredible range of creative ways our ancestors and contemporary communities have found to care for themselves and others during tough times.
Why #MuseumSurvivalKit?Our communities are facing many challenges during COVID-19. Museums are not just storytelling organizations – they preserve and sustain the knowledge our ancestors developed when facing hard times past. Our ancestors did hard things and we can, too.
How does it work?1-Sign up to participate in the Google Form listed at the bottom of this message.2-Identify a skill: deep survival, lifting the spirit, bringing comfort, or creative entertainment.3- Design your skill. Download and use our Graphics Package (found on the website listed at the top) to build a shareable social media story. This may be a video, an Instagram post, a Twitter thread, or a Facebook post.4- Post and share using the #MuseumSurvivalKit hashtag from June 1-7.http://tiny.cc/m2vipz
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