The South Carolina Archival Association (SCAA) will host a virtual Town Hall Meeting on reopening archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions to the public on June 1 from 2:30pm-3:30pm. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns, cultural heritage institutions across South Carolina are discussing reopening plans and what the “new normal” will look like. This Town Hall will be a space to discuss our plans and concerns about reopening, share thoughts and ideas, and learn from colleagues across South Carolina. Discussions will be unstructured and moderated by Brenda Burk, Head of Special Collections at Clemson University.
The Town Hall is open to everyone but you must register.
When: June 1, 2020, 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern
To register: https://forms.gle/Fbe66cThURGwvQgK7
REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums (REALM) is a research partnership between OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle to create and distribute science-based information and recommended practices designed to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 to staff and visitors who are engaging in the delivery or use of museum, library, and archival services.
Visit oc.lc/realm-project for more information on the project, research timeline, and committee members. Project updates and resources will be added to this information hub as they become available.
The SCAA Board met last week on May 13, 2020. Because of the ongoing pandemic the Board decided to cancel the Summer Social this year. It encourages members to continue to donate to the Hart Endowment.
The Board is investigating the possibility of holding the Fall Annual Meeting online. The Board expects to make a decision in July on whether to hold the meeting online.
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