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An exhibit at the museum

Johnson County Museum recognized for service during pandemic

The Johnson County Museum was recently recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Kansas Museum Association for its efforts in three areas during the pandemic it is calling “Collect, Curate, Partner, Serve: Johnson County Museum’s Response to COVID-19.”

This award is given to an institution whose project or achievements are worthy of special recognition, and was notated during KMA’s virtual luncheon on Friday, Nov. 6.

“In the throes of a pandemic with the doors of the museum closed to the public, the curators and I asked ourselves one question: how can the museum help our community,” said Johnson County Museum Director Mary McMurray, who started at the museum in early April. “Answering that question required launching and promoting a collecting initiative, creating and installing a temporary exhibition in six weeks, and partnering with internal and external partners to curate a complementary community art exhibition that calls viewers to reflect, show resilience and rebuild.

Learn more about this recognition for Johnson County Museum.


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