Major museums and galleries across the world are at different stages of re-opening. The Uffizi Galleries and Vatican Museums are a step ahead of museums in the UK and North America. Their experience is a window to the future. Tom Agar reflects on a recent Webinar with museum leaders that highlighted the significant challenges ahead.Read more
The role that green spaces play in healthy city living has been increasingly recognised of late, particularly with half of the world in lock-down. But less attention has been focused on the benefits of water within urban environments. Fourth Street consultant Tom Agar explores how man’s relationship to water in cities has changed over time, and discusses how COVID-19 may bring us closer than ever to its edge.Read more
Behind all the virtual tours, tweets and stay-at-home support for home schooling families, museums are facing an existential crisis, as their doors stay closed and they lose their physical connection to audiences. Fourth Street associate, Tim Ambrose, a leading expert in museum management, reflects on an international webinar on how to help museums through the lockdown and beyond.
Community activities such as choirs, yoga and dance classes, and other local providers help to strengthen the fabric of neighbourhood culture. How can the idea of ‘shop local’ increase sustainability for community activity providers as they move online during the shutdown?