It's unusual times, whatever your role, front of house, back of house, working at home, working on site, working with customers. Whatever your thoughts on the measures which should be in place, the way the country is being led, the way people are behaving, we are all balancing complex and deep feelings.
Be honest and kind, above all, with yourself.
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It's time for another round of "Hi, this email contains plans and dates based off the assumption of the museum reopening on May 17th, but we have no idea if that'll happen, but we need to plan for something, so that we have a plan we can adjust as required."
I actually had to be part of a situation like this.
The venue had failed to think through the full ramifications of opening times and staff hours, but it was eventually worked out, although had an understandable knock on effect on new staff who had been planning their travel arrangements around the orignally advertised job times. It's a bit rubbish too, having to tell someone who has just finished their visit that they can't buy anything, because you have already closed the till up.
Huge respect to the various arts and crafts events organisers making the most of making things without much to start off with.
When looking for advice and support online about recording a collection, and creating accompanying documentation, from almost scratch:
Most Sources: Hire a trained Archivist.
Me: Do you think I'd be searching the internet if that was an option?
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