May 1, 2020|Tips|2 minutes

Reopening advice roundup

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.

Visitor Journey
Visitor journey from the CCD x Smartify social distancing toolkit

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 American Alliance of Museums has a running collection of advice and think-pieces covering everything from tactile exhibits to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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.

written by

Molly Skinner

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