May 1, 2020|Tips|2 minutes
Helpful tools and guidance from around the web
Smartify recently collaborated with CCD Design & Ergonomics on a social distancing toolkit to aid reopening. Designed as a starting point for planning we also wanted to share a roundup of other resources to help museums and galleries prepare for reopening. Here's a quick list of some of the helpful resources your organisation can access for free. We will be updating this list as new guidance and tools are released.
Government & International Guidance
The Association of Independent Museums has a running list of UK government and sector advice that is helpfully divided into sections.
Museums and Heritage is mapping the re-opening plans of museums across Europe.
In Germany, the Association of Brandenberg Museums created a list of recommended measures to prepare for reopening. Whilst region specific the recommended measures are a good starting point to think about reopening your site.
Resources for when you've reopened
For museum and gallery staff - particularly those working with volunteers - South West Museums have created a guide for safe volunteering during the pandemic.
Looking for scenario planning guidelines? The American Association of Museums has put together a handy toolkit.
The Institute of Conservation has also published a post-lockdown guide that specifically addresses conservation issues that might have occurred during the lockdown period.
The Association of Children’s Museums has put together a specific response for childrens museums who may have slightly different challenges with a greater likelihood of interactive exhibits.
For sites that are still closed
The Museums Association has put together a discussion on how digital platforms can help museums connect to audiences whilst closed.
The Museum Computer Network has published a great roundup of virtual museum resources, e-learning and online collections that will interest venues that are still closed and those re-opening and looking to continue connecting to their audiences virtually.