“Out of the Vault” Video Series Offers Virtual Tour of Museum Collection

“Out of the Vault” Video Series Offers Virtual Tour of Museum Collection

May 8, 2020 | Announcements

On May 8, the Museum posted the first video in its new “Out of the Vault” video series, which is now available on its YouTube channel and across its social media platforms. These short videos explore objects and documents from the Museum’s collection that were featured in the “Out of the Vault” exhibit. David Cowen, the Museum's president and CEO, narrates the series from his home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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