Building an Exhibition in a Pandemic

WHAT: In response to the continued state-wide limit on large gatherings, the Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a new monthly program, the CAM Virtual Lecture Series. The series kicks off with “Building an Exhibition in a Pandemic” featuring CAM Librarian/Archivist Trenton Carls and CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette as they lead virtual attendees on a tour of the Museum’s newest exhibition, CAM (Re)Connects, live on Zoom.

The exhibition features many of the objects and works of art spotlighted in the Museum’s virtual outreach shared over the first six months of the pandemic under the name, CAM Connects. The hosts will discuss the massive pivot that the Cape Ann Museum, along with fellow cultural institutions, took in 2020 and how the pandemic combined with creativity to give birth to this exhibition.

This new virtual lecture series builds off the Museum’s successful online book launch of Paul St. Germain’s “Saving Straitsmouth Island” last November. The monthly program offers participants around the world the chance to engage deeply with the Museum’s extensive collection from the safety of home.

WHO: CAM Librarian/Archivist Trenton Carls and CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette will lead the first virtual lecture live on Zoom.

WHEN and WHERE: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EST. Register online at or call 978-283-0455 x10 or email to Free for CAM members; $10 for non-members.