1 may. 2020|Tips|2 minutos

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 and adapt to changing circumstances. Here’s a quick list of some of the helpful resources your organisation can access for free.

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.

For museum and gallery staff - particularly those working with volunteers - South West Museums have created a guide for safe volunteering during the pandemic.

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.

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

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.

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.


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 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.


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.

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Molly Skinner

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