Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) Staff had the opportunity to visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to see their new exhibition, Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities. There were obvious signs of “the new normal”, and everyone was required to wear a mask, but the precautions the museum has added into their gallery design and layout did not distract from the exhibitions. Museums may change, adapt to the new post-COVID environment, but they are still, essentially, museums. They are places of wonder, and education, and beauty—and no pandemic can erase that.
And also remember there is no place like home - the DMFAH offers a quiet contemplative space to get away from the world and to immerse yourself in local narratives and histories of the region. The Camilla Williams exhibition, the House Museum, and Industrial Histories as well as many other stories await your discovery.