In these days of quarantine, you may be asking yourself, How are museum professionals able to work from home? After all, we can’t take the objects home with us. Here’s how a few of the Kelsey staff are getting things done in the days of social distancing.
- Community and Youth Educator Mallory Genauer is preparing for the Kelsey’s upcoming docent training, which may go virtual. She is researching techniques for digital learning and creating digital galleries that the new docents can use to learn their way around the museum without actually being in the galleries. All of this will also help with the digital outreach program that she is working on, some activities of which we are hoping to preview shortly on the Kelsey website.
- Collections Manager Sebastián Encina, in his role as chair of the Collections Stewardship Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), is working to put out a statement about collections care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual meeting of the AAM, originally scheduled for May 2020, has been canceled, and Sebastián and his colleagues at the AAM are brainstorming ways to make the sessions and presentations virtual and remotely accessible.
- Administrative Specialist Lisa Rozek finds she is able to do almost everything she needs to from laptops at home, and is pleased to report that her new office assistant, pictured here reconciling accounts, is both enthusiastic and capable.