Judging by his reaction he'd never seen her move that fast before!
(Again, apologies for another cartoon a bit iffy in the colours, I'm using a different scanner and trying to adapt to what it picks up and how I then need to edit for clarity of image)
I may well edit this better in the future, but this was far too amusing to not share with you while English museums have only just reopened, and masks etc are still being worn.
What happens when the staff have had free run of their venue for some time, and are in a good mood after binge watching Disney+?
Has your museum reopened this last week or so?
You may be more knackered than you realise. Your colleagues may be more knackered than you, or they, realise.
🥰 Be patient. With yourself, and those around you.
🌄 Add mental downtime breaks into your day.
👋 Ask people "Really, how are you?" and be open about how you're feeling yourself.
You may find that feeling tired from working in your open museum again won't really hit you until you stop, so plan for gentle time when you are off work.
Let friends and family know you may be mentally exhausted all of a sudden, and ask in advance for a little understanding.
It was confirmed yesterday that in England, as of May 17th, indoor entertainment venues may reopen, in line with details such as the Rule of 6 or 2 households, social distancing etc, masks.
Your museum, venue or gallery may have had plans for weeks, already announced a date for reopening, perhaps even be taking bookings and selling tickets. Or you may have had to wait for the confirmation of changes before your management were willing to confirm and say anything. You might even be in a difficult place of being unable to reopen, or unwilling to just yet.
Either way, I bet that there's an uptick in your query emails, so to help as the same answers need to keep being provided in a chipper tone, how about a game of bingo?
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."
The majority of museum, heritage and arts industry networking events I see leave a very definite chasm for a certain type of museum worker to try and cross over. An event may be welcoming, have good word of mouth, even be free to attend, but if it's held during the hours of the standard working week, there's your problem. It's not too complex to add greater access to networking events though.
Let's start with the issue, where events held during the standard working day assume that people either:
(Bear in mind that for many museum and gallery staff, their normal working week also includes weekends, and for some it includes regular evenings up to 10.00pm, but I'm talking broad strokes here)
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