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UNESCO learning cities’ responses to COVID-19: Glasgow offers free art courses to its communities

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16 August 2021

When the COVID-19 global pandemic hit in 2020, governments around the world temporarily closed educational institutions in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. But how did learning continue for young and old during this time?

In our new publication Snapshots of learning cities’ responses to COVID-19, we showcase local responses to COVID-19. The UNESCO learning city of Glasgow in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, provided one of them. In response to government shutdowns of education and arts institutions, the City of Glasgow, in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, launched free short art courses. The initiative is not only aimed at students but is intended also to enhance the well-being of society in general.

Learn more in our multimedia story.