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Cultural Disconnection During the Pandemic: Access, Art Museums, and the Digital Divide

Authors: Rachel Zollinger (University of Arizona) , Carissa DiCindio (University of Arizona)

  • Cultural Disconnection During the Pandemic: Access, Art Museums, and the Digital Divide

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    Cultural Disconnection During the Pandemic: Access, Art Museums, and the Digital Divide

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Abstract

This article considers who has access to cultural resources during the pandemic, and how isolation from resources due to insufficient technology can impact art museum audiences. The authors consider the benefits and consequences of digital programming during the pandemic through the framework of a museum ecosystem, and how museums can circumnavigate the digital divide. This article also addresses the precarious position of art museum educators during the pandemic and their critical role in serving as bridges between museums and communities.

Keywords: Digital Divide, Cultural Resources, Art Museum Education, COVID-19, Community Access

How to Cite:

Zollinger, R. & DiCindio, C., (2021) “Cultural Disconnection During the Pandemic: Access, Art Museums, and the Digital Divide”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 38(1), p.107-121. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4799

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30 Dec 2021
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