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Museums layoffs due to uncontrolled Covid-19 Pandemic in the United States

This list is merely a drop in the bucket of the economic damage being done to US Museums by this out -of-control pandemic in the US.  These layoffs represent friends and colleagues who have suddenly lost the ability to put food on the table, to pay rent, to put shoes on their children's feet.....and this is just the beginning.
Philadelphia Museum of Art Lays Off 85 Employees (Hyperallergic) Metropolitan Museum of Art, Which Has Shed 20 Percent of Its Staff Since March (Art News) In the Past Month Alone, 17 American Museums Have Cut Almost 1,500 Jobs (Art News) Art Institute Lays off 8% of staff due to Covid-19 Pandemic (Chicago Tribune)
Natural History Museum Slashing Staff With 450 Layoffs and Furloughs (NY Times) After Months of Closure, the MFA Boston Is the Latest Museum to Resort to Layoffs, Downsizing by 15 Percent (ArtNet) Tenement Museum Lays Off 76 Workers, Including Entire Staff of Part-time Educators. The group of 71 educators constitutes 92% of the museum’s education staff. (

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