As we started making plans for the 25th anniversary of Project MUSE in 2020, we looked forward to a unique opportunity to celebrate with friends and colleagues, express our gratitude, and begin a conversation about the future. COVID changed everything, of course. And, while this has not in any way been the year we imagined and planned for, 2020 has brought extraordinary opportunities to witness and participate in meaningful responses to the challenges posed by the pandemic.
It turned out that the very idea of MUSE—our amazing publishing partners, the extraordinary staff we’ve assembled, the infrastructure, resources, and expertise we’ve built over 25 years—made us uniquely positioned to help as COVID disrupted in person instruction and we all became citizens of the virtual, global community where MUSE has thrived.
At some point, certainly, we’ll meet again in person to toast MUSE’s 25th (or 26th!). In the meantime, we’ll be grateful for 2020’s powerful reminders of the resilience, purpose, and utility of what our community has built together. And in that spirit, we cordially invite you to browse this 25th Anniversary website, where treasured friends and colleagues help us tell MUSE’s wonderful story of 25 years of service and achievement.— Wendy Queen, Director of Project MUSE