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Written letters are encouraged by the museum, but digital submissions, including emails and social media messages will also be accepted. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. The Glenbow Museum is permanently laying off 27 staff members due to financial hardships created by the coronavirus pandemic, it announced Thursday afternoon. The Glenbow Museum is laying off 27 staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization said Thursday in a news release. ... ’ Calgary photographer capturing family moments during COVID-19. We really want this project to be an active living project,” Fisher said. Calgary’s Glenbow Museum is asking residents to send letters of their experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic to be displayed as part of the facility’s permanent collection. Pre-pandemic, the museum received a $40 million pledge for renovation and renewal from the province in February. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. It was conditional on additional fundraising and fund matching from other sources. The Glenbow Museum is laying off 27 staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization said Thursday in a news release.

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The Glenbow Museum has put the call out to the public, asking for letters, postcards, stories and photographs to document the COVID-19 pandemic and its place in history.

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Current Exhibitions and News at Glenbow Museum. "Many of these colleagues are long-term employees at Glenbow, and the loss of their skills and institutional knowledge is a tremendous blow.". The Glenbow museum in Calgary has launched a new project called “Dear Glenbow,” encouraging people to write letters or send a postcard detailing what life is like during the Coronavirus pandemic. The museum is asking residents to highlight their daily routines and activities, how their daily lives have changed and what they’ve learned during the pandemic within their letters. The laid-off staff will get severance packages based on how long they worked there. Send us a letter and tell us about your life right now – your story will be added to Glenbow's collection to record the historic moment we're living through in #yyc and Alberta (for now and for future generations) More than 80 per cent of the museum's staff, 83 of the organization's 100 employees, were temporarily laid off in March because more than half of its operating budget comes from admissions. Residents can also use the hashtag #DearGlenbow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to enter their submissions online. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Glenbow Museum creates virtual session to enjoy at home during facility closure due to COVID-19. “It’s such a strange experience that we’re all going through at the same time and yet it’s having different impacts on different people. “We are navigating a significant challenge,” said Bell. This exhibition of 55 photographs, taken by local photographer Neil Zeller during the pandemic lockdown, is a selection from the more than 650 families he photographed. All letters received by the museum will be incorporated into Glenbow’s permanent collection, Fisher said.

The museum is also accepting digital submissions through email Facebook or twitter .

“The idea of this project is that we didn’t want to collect the letters and the stories and then lock them away in a vault for 50 years. “As we reopen Glenbow to the public this summer, we are adapting our operations in a manner that must position us for sustainability and future growth. Copyright © 2020 | MH Magazine WordPress Theme by MH Themes. Glenbow is undertaking a major restructuring to facilitate how the museum will operate going forward.”, Wide load: Sidewalk space to grow as Main Streets project hits Bowness Road, Calgary multi-use parkade, Platform innovation centre closes up top; on target for spring 2021 opening. In April they offered a voluntary retirement package and in May a voluntary resignation package. “Many of these colleagues are long-term employees at Glenbow, and the loss of their skills and institutional knowledge is a tremendous blow.”. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.

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