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April 2020

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San Francisco

Exploratorium provides equipment for front line hospital workers

While the museum’s doors are closed to the public, the Exploratorium is supporting the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The museum collected n95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) from its science labs to donate to the staff at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Their engineers have also devised a 3D printing process that can produce hospital face shields in minutes, and plan to make 200 pieces a day and publish the designs for others to use.

April 2020

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San Francisco Bay Area

Bay Area costume departments make masks to fight coronavirus

With theater productions canceled amid coronavirus concerns, costume departments are putting their skills to use by making cloth masks to help prevent the spread of the disease. With shortages of protective equipment, local hospitals are accepting donations of reusable, hand-sewn masks for non-patient care staff. (Photo credit: Jim Gensheimer, Special to The Chronicle)

April 2020

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San Francisco

SF arts groups could lose $73 million in coronavirus shutdown

In a recent study by the San Francisco Arts Alliance, projections show staggering shortfalls in ticket sales and donations if the COVID-19 pandemic crisis lasts until September. (Photo credit: Thomas P. Campbell, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

October 2017

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Access to the Arts: Engaging new audiences in creative ways

The Koret Foundation’s relationships with many of our arts and culture grantees date back more than three decades. In that time, the Bay Area has undergone a demographic shift. In tandem, advances in technology have changed the ways many people choose to experience culture. We are committed to helping our grantees change with the times, […]

October 2017

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SFMOMA: Expanding state-of-the-arts education for all

Supporting Bay Area cultural institutions is a long-standing priority of the Koret Foundation. We consider the arts to be part of a well-rounded education for learners of all ages. The Koret Education Center (the Center) at SFMOMA has been designed to enrich many aspects of the museum-going experience. It serves as a place for visitors […]