Podcast: The Data Diaries

During COVID-19 we’re focusing on Leading in Crisis

Lessons from Christchurch

Jenny Harper, former Director at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū in New Zealand recounts a beautiful story of resilience and hope from the other side of a crisis – nearly a decade on from the Christchurch earthquake of 2011 which took 185 lives and injured thousands more. Jenny speaks of getting back to basics, the importance of communication, working with art in ‘outerspaces’ and the need for community, family and love in the face of adversity.

For listeners outside of New Zealand, see context of the Christchurch earthquakes.

The artwork referenced in this episode is by Martin Creed, work no 2314, 2015. Neon. 146.8 x 4600 cm. Commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation, gift of Neil Graham.

Crisis, compassion and creativity

We talk with Christy S Coleman, Executive Director at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation on dealing with difficult decisions, including furloughs and redundancies.


2020: Not the future we planned, but here we are

Elizabeth Merritt, Vice President, Strategic Foresight & Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums joins us to discuss what the future looks like for museums and attractions in the face of COVID-19.

The case for shutting down almost everything, and restarting when coronavirus is gone
Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance

COVID-19 Webinar: Visitor attractions leading through crisis

Brought to you by Dexibit, together with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), IAAPA and Blooloop. Discover approaches and strategies attractions can implement into their COVID-19 response. To access the webinar slides go to dexibit.com/covid19