Guidance published to support museum reopening

June 25, 2020

Partners from across the heritage sector have come together to publish the ‘good practice guidelines for opening museums’ who have had to shut in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Led by the National Museum Directors Council (NMDC), this document provides a comprehensive overview of what museums need to consider when discussing reopening, from finical implications to safe Covid secure practices.

You can view the full downloadable document here: Good Practice Guidelines for Opening Museums

NMDC have also created an accompanying introduction and Q & A documents dealing with some of the most common enquiries.Introduction and Q & A

Furthermore there is a standalone time line to accompany the document which will be regulated updated as information on museums reopening plans is released which you can find here: Timeline Information for Museums 

The government has also released information for safe working practices at heritage locations, which includes all aspects of heritage. You can view the government guidance here. 

The Museum Development Network along with the Association of Independent Museums has created a Reopening Checklist for organisations to use. This is useful to all museums, but particularly focuses on the independent sector. You can view the checklist here.

Please note as the Covid 19 situation evolves, guidance will be updated. Therefore we recommend you check regularly for the latest version which we aim to publish on our website as soon as capacity allows.

Please get in touch with the MDEM team if you would like to talk through any of the above and how it applies to your museum.

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