A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters

Smithsonian and other museums collecting artefacts of Covid-19 crisis even as it unfolds

  • The coronavirus pandemic isn’t over, but US museums have begun securing items such as face masks, art, journals and quarantine signs to remember it by
  • Curators prefer physical objects to the reams of digital media the crisis has generated – there’s so much of that and machines to read it will become obsolete

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A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
A sign hangs on the door of a closed restaurant amid the coronavirus crisis. Museums are collecting signs such as these and other artefacts that document life during the pandemic. Photo: Reuters
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