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Museum Advisory Board Meeting Sept. 16th 2020

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0:00
Call this meeting to order. And, um, I would ask that everybody stay muted if you can during the meeting, and if you need to talk just like raise your hand or something that way, then if there’s any extraneous noise, we maybe won’t have issues. So we don’t have any public do we think not.

0:25
So

0:27
I guess the first thing is to look at the minutes from the last meeting. And if we could do that, if anyone has any comments or corrections? And if not, is there a motion to approve the minutes?

0:52
Motion to approve,

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Chris? And Do I have a second?

0:57
Writing a second?

0:59
Great. Thank you, Brighton. So All in favor, please wave your hand. Those of you opposed. Please wave your hand if you’re opposed. Okay, so it looks like the minutes for August are unanimously approved. And we’ll move right on to accessions. Eric, if you would.

1:26
Give us a little bit.

1:28
Alright, so I do you have PowerPoint. So hopefully, that made it to step. Great. Nice. So it’s actually a pretty light month this month, partly because I just didn’t get everything ready because this meeting came up quick. But also last month, we were catching up from a lot of months of being off. So if we could go to the next slide.

2:01
I’ll talk about the first

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item on the accession list.

2:12
Let’s see. Bill on the first slide. Is it possible to get the next one?

2:25
Yep.

2:27
Hey guys, we’re trying to get to the next slide. Give us one sec. Okay, sorry about that.

2:44
Ah, the joys of technology. There we go. There we go. Great. So, this is the Dorothy Schlegel collection. Dorothy is now in her 90s lived in long lat, basically her entire life. And as she is moving into a different facility doing some downsizing and her family gave us a number of items that she had collected over the years, photographs of her family photo album of them members of of her high school class from 1948. And some things related to her church, Christ Congregational Church, which was at Francis and Mountain View and is closed fairly recently. And then a few other things related to the family and, and the chalet goals are a pretty large, interconnected family within the Longmont area, and they are Russian German, so ethnically German, but many of the Russian Germans had moved to the Volga River Valley and Russia in the 1700s retain their German identity. And then around the turn of the 20th century as the Russian Empire was really changing a lot, a lot of them the United States, and a number of them settled in this area. So this adds to our documentation of both sort of the middle of the 20th century Longmont and also a prominent Russian German family. Any questions on the Dorothy Schlegel collection?

4:45
If not, we’ll move to the next slide.

4:49
Hopefully.

4:54
Alright, so this is

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a single page of a newspaper from South Bend Indiana. Normally, we would not take a newspaper from outside Colorado. But in this case, this one is actually what I’m guessing was a nationally syndicated story titled The Battle of the breadbasket. It has these seven photos of Longmont residents who were helping out with the harvest during World War Two. So it’s a very interesting element. I’m kind of surprised I haven’t run into it before but early years World War Two, there was a huge labor shortage. And this was basically people from the town going out and, and helping out on on a local farm. So a very interesting example of kind of a home front effort. And this actually came from the Broomfield veterans Museum, former staff member of ours works there, and was going through some of their materials and, and felt it really was more appropriate here. So that is why we, we have that. And you can see it’s a little bit folded out, which we probably would do a what we call a humidification. And flattening, so it got nice and flat before we finally put it away. But any other questions on this world war two air and his paper? Right. So these are the only two expressions, we’re actually ready to have a vote on. So if someone would, would like to move on that or have further discussion. And then we can talk a little bit about some coming next sessions.

6:50
So do I hear a motion to approve these two accessions?

6:54
I would Dale I would move. we approve the accession of the Schlegel

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collection and the newspaper detailing the breadbasket for more award to

7:07
Great, thank you, Dale, is there a second? Second, and this is react a second? Thank you. All in favor? Wave your hand or no, I can’t see everyone. But all post, if anyone is opposed, unmute yourself and make yourself known because I can only see four people. Okay, I’m going to assume, based on this, that the the two accessions have been unanimously approved. So Jan, if you that, that’s great. And then, um, what else is coming up? Eric, again, if we can

7:50
go back to the PowerPoint for the last slide.

7:57
So if we can go to the next slide now. And I’ll talk about some things that are still in process but hoping to have ready, some of them for next time. Some of them refer for ones beyond that. But the Peggy Carroll archival collection is one I’m I’m kind of excited about. The Carroll family owned a pharmacy in Longmont and someone in the family clearly had a very good eye for photography, there’s some really excellent photographs in that collection. So I should be able to bring that next month, the donors of that collection are actually coming up tomorrow to drop off a few more things. So I wanted to hopefully get everything together before I presented that to the board. Then I wanted to give you all an update on effort that we started back in April, that is still ongoing. So when the COVID crisis hit, really museums all across the country, realize this is something that we need to be documenting. And so we’ve put out a call to the public for anyone who wishes to contribute primarily at this point digital photographs, because at the point when we first put out the call, we were still closed to the public. And even now, although we’re open, there’s definitely, I think, some challenges as far as collecting items related to COVID as far as making sure that they are safe for for collecting. There’s been some some recent discoveries, that things that the virus stays on objects longer than we thought. Yes. So. So at this point, we’re still just collecting digital photos, but we’ve actually had 10 different people offer us material. Not necessarily everything is going to really make sense. We’ve had people you know, send us photos rows have their dogs, which is, well, that’s nice, but I’m not sure how it connects to COVID. So, so you know, something I’ve still kind of going through to figure out what really is connected to the events we’re having now and, and certainly still still open for additional donations. And then I’ve been doing quite a bit of documentation and some collecting as well. So that’s, that’s a little bit larger collection. But so it may not be ready for next month, but hopefully the ones the small ones, we’ve gotten handfuls of photographs, those will be ready. And then the last thing and this this may be a little further down the road, but those of you that have been on the board for for a while, remember that we acquired the collections of Longmont channel eight, when it closed down at the end of 2019. There was also the channel eight Public Access Program, which also closed down at that point, those videos were actually owned by the individuals that created them. And so while we have the physical videos, and for the older ones DVDs in our possession, we need to actually individually approach each owner and see if they’re interested in bringing them in. And so we started do that. And then COVID hit and so we really haven’t gotten back to that. But there’s a there’s about 20 individuals total that contributed videos, not all necessarily have a local tie. And I guess that’s something I’d be interested in kind of hearing from the board. If say, a local person made a video about, say, skiing in Aspen, is that something you think we should have? Because it was made by a local person? Or is it something we shouldn’t collect? Because it really is about skiing and Aspen? So I don’t know if anyone has any. Any thoughts on that?

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I don’t know, it doesn’t sound as much like something that we might want. I don’t from my point of view. It’s a Colorado thing. I guess, depending on who the person is, who produced it. I mean, if they have some particular relevance, or if there’s some, you know, some noted reason why we want whatever it is they had to say, I don’t know what are you got what somebody else think.

12:44
And we can probably take away the slide. I don’t think we need to that.

12:53
I say that I agree with Eve it would really only be relevant if the subject matter is relevant to long line or the person is

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someone of note

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in in long line or historically or something like that, it seems like

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some random person making a video

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doesn’t necessarily have much to do with

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the Longmont museum.

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If it’s not about long line.

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I, I just had a thought and I haven’t had a chance to think through this. But is there any value in trying to preserve the entire channel eight archives?

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I mean,

13:46
I hadn’t really thought through this. But

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if this is something that was done

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for Longmont through the cable trust or whatever it was at that time, at one time it was channeled three and then it was generally I mean, is there some value in preserving everything that was produced by that? I have no I have no idea. That’s the question.

14:15
So one clarification so this, these are videos that were produced by individuals, not by the cable trust itself, but then basically given a copy to channel eight to air as part of their public access program.

14:37
Okay, thanks for that clarification here because I wasn’t sure if it was

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part of the whole thing or

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so thank you.

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Anybody else have comments or questions about

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how we might feel about Let them go ahead.

15:04
You need to unmute yourself, Tom.

15:11
So I’m not real clear them through the channel eight, those archives. There was a volunteer group that was part of that. And these private individuals did a number of

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filming of different

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events around Long live, is that what you’re talking about?

15:39
So yeah, there was a group of volunteers they were basically all through the channel eight public access program where essentially anyone could produce a video and and then offer it to channel eight for airing. And some of those videos were filmed here in Longmont. And some of them are done by people who had a particular interest. say they, they were interested in, I think there’s one on a particular type of doll and they they did a lot of research and film the video on I don’t remember, maybe the Russian nesting dolls will say I’m not sure. But so, you know, their their video doesn’t necessarily relate directly to Longmont history, but it was produced by someone here locally.

16:36
But there, but there are some videos that do pertain to Longmont directly.

16:43
Yes. And those those I feel like are a little more straightforward to look at and say it certainly makes sense to bring those to the board. But some of these others are a little more like well, you know, I just wanted your you all thoughts on whether, as Dale mentioned, whether we wanted to keep the entire corpus of everything or document the video, video making in Longmont, even if the particular subject matter is not along one specific subject.

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So if the if the doll video has to do with some of the dolls that we have already in the collection,

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does it make sense to keep it for that reason?

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Um, that’s that’s a good point, I will check on that one and see if it’s a type of it’s not any of the actual dolls owned by the museum. But I would certainly check and see if it does relate to dolls that are in our collection.

17:53
So is there a deadline to say whether yes or no on the acceptance of all the videos? Or are they just kind of

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in the storage somewhere waiting to be?

18:07
Um, well, what we will need to do as staff is, if we feel like yes, we want to proceed with a donation, then we would contact each of the producers and see if they are willing to donate them. The the way that the public access work is public access just got the right to show them on Channel eight. So essentially, there’s no we don’t really have any, any rights to them beyond viewing them for for potential use in the collection. So we’d want a little more rights before we be able to accept them. So and if they’re somewhere we just feel like there’s there’s not any long long tie, then we probably just wouldn’t contact those folks at all. So I’m trying to make sure we have enough meeting. So you have an actual inventory of titles of these videos. We do there are, I believe, over 200 videos in the inventory, and everything from you know, very short 32nd clips, all the way up to you know multi hour long programs. Sure.

19:36
So now you have something to watch when you’re eating lunch.

19:40
That’s great.

19:42
Yeah, and of course the channel eight collection itself the video is actually produced by channel eight is about 30 more boxes of videotapes, DVDs, etc. So, so we’ve also got that collection as a separate item. We actually did just recently get a grant to start digitizing that collection. So we’ll start to be able to see what some of these old videos have on them.

20:12
should be really interesting. All right, I hope so.

20:17
You try. Great. Um, any other upcoming things.

20:24
Um, those are, those are kind of the main ones. So the Peggy Carol collection, you should see next month, and probably good bit of the COVID first round of the COVID collection, and maybe some of the real, you know, straightforward parts of the channel a collection if we managed to get word back from from the owners of that on time. So, so it may be a longer list next month, or it may or may not, depending on how much we managed to get put together in the next month.

21:02
Great. Thank you. Um, Kim, would you like to tell us the state of the museum?

21:10
Well, I sure I was, um, you guys, I think that the directors report in the packet that Joanne sent out. And, and it occurs to me that there’s a lot of of information here that also appeared in last month’s report. But I want to kind of go over it. Because there’s some more details, I think that we can go through the administrative part, we talk again, about the scfd tier two, qualification. And right now, what they are projecting is that we’re going to get $125,000 as a result of the bump from three to two and CFD. And that’s the scientific cultural facilities district for those who might not know about it. That’s a taxing district that we are a part of. And we’ve been receiving about $20,000 a year through that revenue source. But with this bump into a different tier, we’re going to be receiving more than $100,000 more. So that’s the projection and but I filled in a little bit more of the blanks here that that figure is actually based on the CFP board reducing their tax revenue projections by 30% as a result of the coronavirus. And what they’re actually seeing is more like 9% reduction. And so what I think that means for us is that we’re going to end up seeing more than $125,000 in our distribution from scfv. I don’t know how much, but I think that what we can bank on is that we’re gonna receive at the very least $125,138 and 69 cents, but chances are, we’re gonna see a lot more than that, I think. Um, and then another thing that happened, since we last talked about this is that there was actually a board meeting that I gave a presentation at, and as well as a bunch of other tier two organizations. And at that board meeting, they actually passed a resolution, which was quite quite a big deal. And because of the coronavirus, they were really trying to understand how they might be able to maintain all of the different tiers within the organization, tier one, tier two, tier three. And, and so what they ended up doing is the board passed a resolution earlier. Sorry, it’s at the end of August, and they passed a resolution that would maintain basically exactly what we submitted this year. And so all of our revenue projected, all of our revenues that we recorded for this past fiscal year will remain, and the threshold for revenue will remain the same. And so what that means for us is that we are safely in tier two, or the next cycle. So that is a really fantastic evolution that ended up happening. Part of the rationale for doing that is that if all of the tier two organizations fell into tier three, that it would really devastate tier three. And so they they tried really, really hard to figure out a good solution for being able to maintain tier two, and therefore maintain tier three. So that is really good news for us.

24:37
That had been kind of the rumor for some time, but at that last board meeting, they passed that resolution. So now that is official word, but we will be will will maintain our tier two status for at least another year. As you know, the way that we maintain that tier two status is that we meet a qualifying revenue threshold every year, that we’re part of it. And so we will see what that means we’re years into the future, because what we’re expecting and what a lot of people are expecting is that we’re going to continue to see some economic impact as a result of Coronavirus. And so and it may, it may impact what we need to submit for the 2020 cycle that would be based on our 2021 fiscal year. And so, you know, the the jury is out as to what we are going to end up seeing for 2021 fiscal year. But of course, we will do everything we can to meet whatever threshold or you know, be able to whatever it is that they come up with, they may come up with other kind of way that we would be able to say in the tier two, and I do think that they are being extremely responsive and resourceful, and creative in terms of trying to figure all of this stuff out. Because the way that they actually calculate the distribution is that they take our qualifying revenue, and they take our attendance. And there’s a fancy calculation that they do in order to come up with yet the actual amount of money that we receive from them. And so as we have been doing, and everybody else has been doing, we’ve been our only attendance or most of our attendance, we’ve been getting some people through the court, but most of our attendance is a virtual attendance. And so the way that they have done it in the past is that it’s they actually count paid attendance. And so we’re not able to count very many paid people right now. And so they are developing developing a task force that is going to look out how to count this virtual attendance that’s going to start this fall. And so the more at the end of the year about how they’re going to try to figure out how to count this workload. Really.

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I think that that we actually,

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even in terms of our revenue, our attendance, our paid attendance are the programs that we have been able to transfer to a digital platform, I will say the Longmont museum has done extremely well. I am on all kinds of different groups and meetings for municipal municipal museums. And we have, we have survived to this in a way that a lot of other people have not. So I think that the staff is really to be commended for all of their terribly, terribly hard work for being able to do this. But I think that we are going to come out really, really well in comparison to our our sort of colleagues in the field. Well, that’s good news. It’s not good news for them. It’s good news for us. And then, continuing on into the report, I think that we’ve already talked about the fact that we received an NIH cares act, Grant. And that was to the thing about $108,000. And we’ve finally been able to hire one of the people that we submitted for that grant, in the proposal of that grant. And so we have a new digital communications specialist that should be starting on Monday, his name is Scott Yoho. And so he’ll be a full time position that’ll that is going to help us with a lot of this digital programming. And then we’re I think we’re going to be hiring another person, halftime person. In addition to that, as you know, this was a joint application with the library. And so we’re going to be buying, I think Joanne just bought, in fact, the hot spots that are part of that grant proposal as well. So those will be basically a little device that you can check out from the library, and then gives you access to the internet. And so that really is an accessibility issue through for for folks that aren’t able to have internet at home. So that’s moving forward really nicely. So we’re feeling good about the proposal, the project for the grant. And then we should be hearing soon, hopefully very soon about another grant proposal through the IMLS, which basically would take this project and extend it for another eight months. And so hopefully, we’ll be able to even even do more of this online programming because the reality is, this isn’t going away anytime soon. And I think that every time we get together to talk about Okay, so what are we going to do next season for programs what we’re going to do next season for programs. Every time we come to the conclusion that we need to continue to the online programming. It’s just not not safe yet. To think about having good groups of people and So I think that that it’s good to be able to lean on this grant funding for being able to make this transition. We’ve also got an appeal letter that should be hitting mailbox very soon, that hopefully we’ll be able to rely on some of our generous donors to be able to help us adjust food, the we saw some significant hits to our revenue as a result of all of this. So even though we’re, we’re doing well, By comparison, our revenues that take a pretty big hit. So we’re hoping that this campaign will help fill that gap. And then in addition department, we also hired an AmeriCorps volunteer Her name is Courtney Pletcher. And this was a position that was actually funded by our friends of the Longmont museum. And so she started on August the 31st. And it’s really intended this position really is intended to broaden our reach in terms of our education programs and terms of some of our community and be on she’s been doing fantastic job in a very short time that she’s been with us. So we’re super, super excited for football programming started September the seventh. And so we’ve had so many days, and a lot of the programs through the auditorium, what I’ll say is that discovery days have been a big hit. Basically, what we’ve been able to translate this online program is that we put these parents buy for their kids. And so you buy the kit, you got all the supplies that you need, you pick up at the museum, and you take that home and you have a facilitate

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craft through the internet with with Miss Lee, those have been a really big head. And we’ve been struggling actually to get those kids together in order to be able to provide that for our visitors, we have struggled more with the art and CIP that has not been nearly as big of a hit as discovery days. And so the first one, we ended up having that available for free, once it was free, people got really interested in it. So those kits flew out the door. And so we’re trying to work a little bit with the cost of that program. Because I do think that what we saw with that is that people are interested in it, they just don’t want to pay so much money for it. So we’re kind of working through that, because it’s difficult to provide everything for free, especially under these conditions. But But I think that we see that there is a demand, we just have to hit the right spot in terms of the cost that we’re gonna charge for the fee that we’re being important.

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Let’s see, we’ve got

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the next live demo is the digital communication specialist, then we also have the Day of the Dead is also approaching really quickly. And I think we talked a lot about that the last time that we were together that that’s another program that we have shifted to an online platform. And I think it’s going to be really quite exciting, there’s going to be weekly content that’s added to the website, that we’ve there’s a website that is specific to the dead. And there’s going to be weekly content that’s added to that. And so I think it’s going to end up being a really, really wonderful repository of cultural heritage kind of programs. And with that, we have also got a kits that we’re putting together for kind of an at home celebration. And so if anybody is interested in helping us put together those kits, and there are some volunteer opportunities available, because we’ve got a lot of a lot of kits being assembled at the moment. And and what we’re finding is that it’s taking up a lot of time, that so I think that we may end up having a soccer team help us out, and then there may be another kids group that would help us out. And so and maca is coordinating those volunteer efforts and stuff. Any of you are interested in that then please, I can I can get an image for you.

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Um, let’s see, Eric already told you was there any question?

34:23
You guys interrupt me at any point, if you have questions.

34:27
I’m probably already told you about the grant that we got for him to be able to digitize the channel eight collections. So I should say to that, um, you know, part of what we were able to do when we had to start working from home and it sort of reevaluate what, what where are we we’re spending our time. Eric spent a lot of his time doing grant writing. And ultimately that I think is going to end up helping us a lot with sci fi as well because you Even though we weren’t seeing admission through the door, we were receiving revenue through those grants. And so I feel like that’s part of the reason that we are going to end up looking really, really good in the future when it comes to SCP distribution. So thanks, Eric a lot for being able to pivot pivot is the name of the game these days, right. So be able to help with that digitizing, which is also good, because you know, if it’s two birds with one stone, we get the money, we’re able to record the revenue, and we’re able to get some of that activity. So that’s really great.

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Oh, um, and then let’s see,

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things that we actually are doing in person at the moment, there’s not a lot that we’re doing in person these days. But Eric has been doing some virtual downtown, walking tours. And then as you guys know, we also have the digital version of The Walking Tour so that we were able to launch and we’ve had that in English and Spanish. And so if you’re interested in checking it out, you can actually cell phone and go downtown. And it’s tore long line, but on cell Comm. And you can access the what what Eric is picking for a long time, basically, we translated that to a digital format. And of course, I don’t think we’ll see any decrease in the demand for Eric, because he is our rock star when it comes to that. So that’s kind of fun. And then of course, I think that you all know that Elizabeth boat one has left us to go on to the Broomfield depot museum. So she was able to get a full time position working for them. So she’s no longer with us. But before she left, she was able to start us on another addition to those walking tours, innovative women have long lines. And so we’re trying to fill in the gaps to get that tour, moving forward after Elizabeth departure. And then we’re going to add yet another one, at least one more that we’ll look at the next history of one. And then in terms of exhibitions, and Terry makers exhibit has just been D installed. And we’re working on the installation of via Dallas Marcus exhibition. So we’ve already talked about that will basically that exhibit is going to feature a half half of the gallery will have the alters that you’ve seen in annually. And then we’re also going to have half of the gallery dedicated to Tony Ortega. And that is basically drawings from books that he has produced with a collaborator. And so we have the original artwork for that. And then he’s going to do an altar as well. And then we also have a collaboration with the art of public places program to do a downtown mural that he is he’s created for us and that’s going to be a community interest, community contributions. So, again, if you’re interested in some additional work, we’ve got some opportunities for being able to paint that mural and, and help with the creation of the mural. And so let me know if you’re interested in that we can get you signed up. We’ve got some slots available. Hi Susie. Um, so that we’re really excited about as well. I think that that ended up being one of those Coronavirus, Silver Linings. Hopefully that never would have happened had it not been for us having to come up with some alternative plans because of the Coronavirus. And so I think it’ll be a great kind of enduring and celebration of the Longmont museums 20 20th year of celebrating dia de las Marcos. And so we’re super excited about that. And it’s going to be a very cool year old work. We’re excited about that. And the exhibits department has also done some kind of creative work in terms of filling in for Coronavirus needs. And so they made these plexiglass barriers and at this point they’ve got well over 70 of them that they have designed and manufactured for different kind of customer service desks throughout the city. And so we continue to get requests for those as buildings are opening up and we have other needs for those. So the museum has been a really good resource for being able to to build that need. We’ve got let’s see.

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are working in

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a couple of instance, once working for art in public places, and one is working for the auditorium programs, you may have seen that cu has actually issued a stay at home order for students. And so what we’re having to do more pivoting, and I think we’re going to actually ask those students to stay home and see if they can do some work from home. But at this point, it doesn’t seem safe to have them at the Museum at the moment. And so we’re going to, we’re going to do the best that we can to keep them occupied with something meaningful. But I think probably for the foreseeable future, for at least another couple of weeks, we’ll we’ll ask them to work from home so that we’re not exposing everyone else at the museum to what might be happening on on campus, it’s you. We do I think everybody knows that we shelves, the TV to tiny house exhibition that we had planned on opening this summer. And so we had to shuffle things around in terms of trailers and storage. And so that was a huge amount of work for staff. And so that was taken care of, we’ve also got some photos that we’ve shifted around in the Kaiser sea space and to efficient departments been working on that. And then we’re busy also working on kind of finalize plans for the Impressionism exhibit that’s going to be rolling out in early next year. So we’ve got a new title for that, which is enduring impressions. And so that exhibit is coming together really, really nicely. We’ve got room programs that are really, I think, quite robust, we’re very excited about some of the new things that we are launching, we’ve got, you guys may have for even participated in the face concert was a collaboration with the ltda. And I think that they are very thrilled with that partnership. And they’re very thrilled with having the ability to rely on on the expertise that we basically develop over the summer concert series. And I think that ended up being a really great collaboration. Um, we do have two rentals. One was yesterday or today, I can’t remember very recently, we had Dolan and Associates, and then we’ve got a law firm that did that is going to do a retreat. And so it’s slow, but I think we are getting some rental activity very small, very safe. Everybody’s masked, everybody is maintaining social distance. And so certainly, we’re not opening these two big events at this point. And we are starting to see a little bit of activity. The frequent, violent, violent liars, excuse me event on September the 10th, was quite a good turnout, I think we ended up with 100 people, and 90 of those were paid. And so that was actually a really good turnout for that event. And I think again, another success in terms of the way that we we are able to accommodate people under these conditions, what we did is basically had people in small groups kind of rotate through the galleries and the atrium and the courtyard. And then we had second round of those people come through, so small people in in various spaces at any given time. So being creative and ways that we can pull these things off. And then we’ve got some on the 17th. tomorrow with another event happening. It’ll be live streamed. That’s the voices of reason. long line, and that’s a collaboration with L Mac. And I think that that that’s another kind of creative change, excuse me change that we’ve been able to do that we’ve got these social justice events that are on the horizon, and then clear Parker Robinson event on September the 24th. So we’ve got some really, really exciting things that I think are on the horizon. And those are the services we’ve hired a new front desk person we had. Someone

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took a bit took a position, and so left during the Coronavirus, and so we were able to refill that position, which was really good and so they they’ve just recently started on Caden space. And then we’ve also got I think you all know this but we’re still operating under our reduced hours which is nine to three Tuesday through Saturday. And that really is in order for us to be able to make sure that we are accommodating the pool that we need to maintain. And so that is largely based on our janitors senatorial staffs ability to be able to do that cleaning. And so that may change as of being able to rely on contract staff. So we’re kind of, we’ve got it on the docket to talk about it, our next staff meeting, about how long we’re going to have to maintain those reduced hours. But really, that’s based largely on us being able to maintain a cleaning schedule that is, per hour opening documentation that we would have approved by the county.

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Um, let’s see,

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we’ve been sending out a lot of postcards. And so the front desk staff has been very, very busily busy helping us label those postcards to send out. So you need the days and the Thursday nights at the museum. And then we do hope even though you know, again, we’re we’re pretty limited in terms of the number of people that we’ve been seeing through the door, the data that actually does offer a lot in the gift shop. And it tends to be a really big revenue source for us in the gift shop. And so we are hopeful that we’ll still be able to see some activity in the gift shop through some of those fields. So we got some things ready to go for that. And then, art in public places, we’ve got the 20 shopper program, that’s well underway. And we’ve already got one completed and approved. And there are several other others that are on the docket for that. And Angela and Eileen, have attended the prime Gov training, which is part of the shifts that are happening with City Council in the city manager’s office. And so this is going to be able to help, I think with some of these meetings. So we will we may see some of that impact through the advisory board as well, which is basically just a management system for some of those

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agendas, things like that.

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And then also, the final one on the list is that a piece of our annual report that was specific to the city council a couple of weeks ago now and so that’s something that is required, per the the ordinance for art and public places. And so they that was presented to city city council basically detailing all of their accomplishments from the previous year. And so that was a good accomplishment for them.

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Any questions? I feel like I’m babbling

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I only I just had a comment. Um, I I to think that the museum staff has done an incredible job of turning, you know, what was in person activities into digital or, you know, virtual, virtually supported things. I mean, it’s I’ve been very impressed with all the different things that have been offered. And so I think we can all be proud of that very smart, talented people that are staff at the museum.

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I was in the Longmont multicultural Action Committee meeting on Monday. And someone said to me that they felt like the long left museum was being a leader in the field that we have been so responsive and so creative that we really have become a leader in the field. And I I think that’s absolutely true. And it’s because the staff is has been very, very hard working.

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Cool. Um, I don’t have any reports. As the chair, I don’t think we have any old business. Anybody who thinks is something that we didn’t

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didn’t cover? Let me know. Is there any new business?

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Okay.

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Any comments?

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Okay, everybody’s tired of me. All right. If there aren’t any other comments then I was. I think that it’s time to adjourn the meeting. Do we have

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anyone like to move that we adjourn.

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Thank you. Second.

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Brighton. Second.

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Thank you, Brighton. All in favor.

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Opposed.

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Okay.

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We have unanimously agreed to adjourn the meeting. As of I think it’s 520.

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Thank you all.

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Good to see all of you. Thank you. Good to see you as well. Okay. Bye bye.

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Bye everybody. Oh

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thank you Nicole. Thank you Steph again.

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You

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Thank You.

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