To whom it may concern:
I hope this email finds you well. I am reaching out to you today to inquire about your museum's response to the increased need for online content in recent years and specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am a Museum Studies graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. I am currently preparing for a research paper relating to my Digital Curation Certificate in addition to my master’s. I am reaching out to you today in hopes that your institution/organization would be willing to participate in an anecdotal interview as part of my research. I intend to investigate the development of online exhibitions and digitization efforts in museums especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to check in throughout the fall semester (August 31st- December 14) to see how these plans/initiatives progress, and changes that take place as we adapt as a society and a profession. I intend to highlight museums’ creativity in the face of unprecedented times. While I am Detroit based, my goal is to obtain responses from all levels of museum personnel, as well as museums that range in scale, in order to produce a well rounded multi-dimensional picture based on these responses. I would love to have as much diversity in my research as possible.
I will need to know by September 1st, 2020 if you are willing to participate.
Please feel free to ask me any questions about my methodology and preliminary research.
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