This week, the Harvard Art Museums announced a new range of free digital offerings, providing audiences at home the opportunity to engage with the museums while temporarily closed. A newly created webpage, Harvard Art Museums from Home, gathers online tools and virtual programs in one location, easily accessible through the museums’ homepage.
Each Thursday, the museums will add content to the Harvard Art Museums from Home page, showcasing new stories as well as previously published material. Audiences can also keep up with offerings by subscribing to the museums’ email newsletters and by following the museums on social media channels, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
“From the moment we decided to close temporarily for the safety of our visitors and staff, we began looking for ways to carry on our work and connect with our audiences as part of the museums’ core mission of teaching and training,” said Martha Tedeschi, the Elizabeth and John Cabot Moors Director of the Harvard Art Museums. “During this unprecedented time, I hope that our audiences can take a moment to pause with us, when they can, to engage with works of art.”