Message from the President
Because of the continuing risk of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus, SAR’s campus remains closed until public health authorities deem it safe for us to resume in-person events.
In March 2020 we transitioned from live events to a robust schedule of online offerings that include behind-the-scenes access to our scholars, artists, and collections.
Our online events have given us new ways to share innovative content that illuminates topics of broad public concern. Online platforms allow us to serve our longstanding members as well as a growing global audience. With challenge comes opportunity.
Although we look forward to the day when we will again be able to meet face-to-face, I hope you will join us as we pursue SAR’s important mission by electronic means.
Michael F. Brown
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Many thanks for your continued support of SAR during this challenging time. Your contribution makes it possible for us to deliver quality content virtually that furthers our mission to explore humanity and better understand the world we live in. Never has there been a more important time to do this work. As we navigate the current environment, we welcome your input, questions, and suggestions. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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