Inter-Museum Council of Nashville, or ICON, is a professional organization committed to encouraging the development and education of Nashville-area museums and cultural institutions. Anyone directly involved with a museum or cultural institution as a staff member or volunteer is invited to become a member of ICON.
Museums and historical institutions are finding ways to stay open and safe ways for guests to have fun experiences at home. See below for updates!
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Offering online songwriting sessions that you can watch from the safety of your home. Check out the calendar.
Tennessee State Library and Archives - They are open by appointment only. They are accepting donations and stories related to Tennesseans experience with COVID-19. If any one has a story to share with them, they may submit their story and get additional information at sos.tn.gov.
Tennessee State Museum - The Tennessee State Museum is back open! They have taken the Tennessee Pledge and are follow the necessary rules and regulations to provide a safe experience. Also, an online version of their Visitor Guide is available on their website for those who would like to access it electronically during their visit. Read about their reopening guidelines at tnmuseum.org.
Last week, the American Association for State and Local History hosted an "AASLH Conversation" with Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders (University of Dayton), Estevan Rael-Galvez (Creative Strategies 360°), and W. Todd Groce (Georgia Historical Society) titled "Monuments and Memory." You can watch the recorded webinar on their "Free Resources" page. For more AASLH Conversations recordings, visit learn.aaslh.org/recorded-webinars. For COVID-19 resources, visit aaslh.org/covid19. In addition, Cuseum has a ton of free recorded webinars you can view at cuseum.com.