Virginia Association of Museums

Log Number: CAGML-247517-OMLS-20

To address the need to expand online learning opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Virginia Association of Museums will create and expedite online learning programming that museums in the state can adapt to their current offerings. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Education and the Hanover History and Culture Museum, the association will launch the "Virginia Museums Expanding Online" project to help museums build their capacity to share their stories and content virtually. The association will also help museums employ simple digital tools to reduce barriers and enable discovery, as well as create a long-term infrastructure for online collections. Hanover County, a diverse community with urban and rural areas and several museums, will implement a pilot program to test selected digital platforms, training modules, and guidelines before the resources are broadly distributed.