COVID-19 Resources for Museums

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Resources from Museum Associations

American Alliance of Museums

The AAM has compiled a comprehensive guide to help museums prepare internally and externally for the broader impacts.

Canadian Museums Association

As the response to COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, the CMA is working to support museums across the country.

International Council of Museums

ICOM has compiled a short list of case studies and best practices in digital outreach.

About Coronavirus: what might we expect?

Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance

by Tomas Pueyo, March 19 2020

What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like, if Leaders Buy Us Time

Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

CBC Radio: Front Burner, April 8 2020

Laura Spinney, science journalist, talks about what we can learn from this century-old tragedy.

How the Pandemic Will End

by Ed Yong, March 25 2020

The U.S. may end up with the worst Covid-19 outbreak in the industrialized world. This is how it’s going to play out.

Industry Insights

Which Cultural Entities Will People Return to After Reopening?

by Colleen Dilenschneider, April 8 2020

Demand isn’t necessarily increasing or decreasing. Instead, it’s being redistributed. Here’s what’s changed.

Visitor attractions industry survey results

Dexibit, April 2020

Ongoing survey results on how venues are responding and comparing action plans to the industry overall. 

2020: Not the future we planned for, but here we are

The Data Diaries Podcast, March 31 2020

Elizabeth Merritt, Strategic Foresight & Founding Director, Center for the Future of Museums at the American Alliance of Museums discusses what the future looks like for museums and attractions in the face of COVID-19.

Funding Matters

Department of Canadian Heritage

Are your museum’s federally funded activities being cancelled or postponed? Find answers to frequently asked questions and ways to inquire for more information.

Centre for the Future of Museums

By exploring past disruptions in museums’ traditional business models and sharing some of the emerging practices for financial health, TrendsWatch: The Future of Financial Sustainability is intended to provoke honest discussion and swift action designed to help secure museums’ financial futures.