BBB museum and cultural clients open online during pandemic
April 15, 2020
Credit: Enoch Pratt Free Library by Joe Romeo

While their doors may be physically closed due to current social distancing requirements, museums and cultural institutions remain at the center of their communities by sharing vibrant content and active programming online. Below are links to some of BBB’s client institutions’ diverse online content for education, research, and entertainment:

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Digital library and student resources, streaming media, and podcasts

Twitter: @prattlibrary Instagram: @prattlibrary #atthepratt

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Sharing New York City’s immigration history online

Twitter: @EllisIsland and @StatueEllisFdn Instagram: @StatueEllisFdn

The Frick Collection

Virtual tours and Cocktails with a Curator video series

Twitter: @frickcollection Instagram: @frickcollection

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Daily Q&As, streaming IMAX movies, and kids’ virtual learning

Twitter: @MaritimeAqua Instagram: @maritimeaquarium

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Videos, articles, and online exhibitions

Twitter: @metmuseum Instagram: @metmuseum #MetAnywhere

The Morgan Library & Museum

Online collections and exhibitions

Twitter: @morganlibrary Instagram: @themorganlibrary

Muhammad Ali Center

Interactive museum, educational programming, and special events

Twitter: @alicenter Instagram: @alicenterlou

National Museum of American Diplomacy

Online exhibits featuring #HerDiplomacy

Twitter: @NMADmuseum Instagram: @NMADmuseum

The New York Public Library

E-books, community and learning resources, and remote-access research collections

Twitter: @nypl Instagram: @nypl #NYPLDigitalCollections


Online activities and tours of gardens & collections

Twitter: @newfieldstoday Instagram: @newfieldstoday #DiscoverNewfields

Planet Word Museum

Celebrating Poetry Month with online learning and writing prompts

Twitter: @PlanetWordDC Instagram: @PlanetWordDC

The Rubin Museum of Art

The Rubin Daily Offering video series

Twitter: @rubinmuseum Instagram: @rubinmuseum #RubinDailyOffering

The Smithsonian

Podcasts, distance learning resources, and creative at-home activities

Twitter: @smithsonian, @SmithsonianEdu Instagram: @smithsonian #distancelearning #SmithsonianEdu

South Street Seaport Museum

Updates from the Museum teams every Friday

Twitter: @seaportmuseum Instagram: @seaportmuseum #SeaportMuseumAtHome

Toledo Museum of Art

Activity pages, materials for educators, and home art projects

Twitter: @toledomuseum Instagram: @toledomuseum #TMAatHOME