RISD Museum transitions to the virtual world during pandemic

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The RISD Museum in Providence is giving people the chance to view exhibits virtually!

The museum has put nearly all of its collection online, which is about 80,000 pieces of art.

Before coronavirus, the museum mostly did in person tours, but were forced to adapt when the pandemic hit.

Julia D’Amico, Marketing and Public Relations Manager for the RISD Museum says, “We were primarily in person, so this has been an adaptive period for us and quite a learning curve but I think we’ve come up some really fun and enjoyable programs for people and we’re seeing great response.”

The museum is also offering online classes where participants get together to discuss a specific work of art from the museum’s collection.

If you’re interested, you can register for the classes online.

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