As Museums Reopen, Some Workers Feel Like Relics
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As Museums Reopen, Some Workers Feel Like Relics

Many rejoiced when New York’s museums were allowed to reopen last week, but not everyone was thrilled. As museum operations came to a halt or moved to the virtual sphere during the five-month shutdown, thousands of workers nationwide were laid off or furloughed. Freelancers and contractual workers, including art handlers, educators, and curators, also saw their working hours reduced to zero. With museums resuming their businesses in a new fashion to adapt to the pandemic, employees now find themselves facing a harsh new economic reality.

Before March, Hannah Heller’s typical day as a freelance art educator involved teaching at a museum in the morning, facilitating a teen program mid-day, and then a teacher professional development gig at another institution. The Covid…

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