To survive or thrive : exhibit development in the age of Covid.

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In 2020, the Texas museum field was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the national protests that broke out after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Using three cultural institutions as case studies (the Pearce Museum at Navarro College, Baylor Libraries, and Rienzi House and Gardens at Museum of Fine Arts Houston) and a survey, this thesis examines the impact of these two events. Each institution had its own struggles to overcome as they dealt with both events. Each institution had to decide: to survive or to thrive. Their decisions can serve as inspiration that can help influence the museum field no matter the differing circumstances.

Exhibit development. COVID-19. Community perception and involvement.