COVID-19 Information Sources

COVID-19 Information Sources

A selection articles and resources relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with a focus on museums and similar cultural institutions. 

Museum Specific COVID-19 Information Sources


American Alliance of Museums: COVID-19 Resources & Information for the Museum Field

The Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC): List of COVID-19 Resources

Museum + Heritage Advisor: COVID-19 News

The Art Newspaper: COVID-19 News


Wilkening Consulting 2020 Data Stories: COVID Audience Research

Museums Reopening: Articles and Other Resources


Museums' Treasures Endure, But How We See Them May Change, National Geographic, 24 June  2020.

Art Fund Unblocks £2m in Grants to Reopen UK Museums and 'Prevent Immediate Insolvency', The Art Newspaper, 16 June 2020.

Museums Are About to Reopen—But Should They?, The Art Newspaper, 12 June 2020. 

Webinar: Taking the Sector’s Temperature Amid Covid-19 Reopening PlansMuseums + Heritage Advisor, 4 June 2020.

Galleries in Europe Open Doors as Lockdown Lifts – In Pictures, The Guardian, 27 May 2020. 

The Met Will Not Reopen Until Mid-August at the Earliest, The Art Newspaper, 20 May 2020.

Museums and End of Lockdown: Ensuring the Safety of the Public and Staff, ICOM, 12 May 2020.

Post Covid Balancing Act: A Strategy Primer for Museums, MuseumNext, 11 May 2020.

Public 'Highly Cautious’ About Returning to Museums, Museums Association, 11 May 2020. 

How Museums are Increasing Safety and Convenience with "Contactless" Experiences, Cuseum, 7 May 2020.

Meeting Visitor Needs: What Will Make People Feel Safe by Age & Income (DATA), Colleen Dilenschneider, 6 May 2020.

How Might Museums Look Different When They Reopen After Coronavirus?, MuseumNext, 2 May 2020.

When Will Audiences Be Ready to Return to Museums? And What Will Help Them Feel Safe and Comfortable?, Wilkening Consulting, 30 April 2020.

Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project, WebJunction/OCLC, various dates.

Impact of COVID-19 on Museums: Articles and Other Resources

'Alarmingly at Odds with Reality': Museum Directors Attack Creative Industries Federation's Report on Impact of Coronavirus, The Art Newspaper, 19th June 2020.

UK Creative Industries Face 'A Cultural Catastrophe'—But Museums May not Be Hit as Hard, The Art Newspaper, 17th June 2020.

Art Fund Unveils New Grants for Immediate and Long-Term Covid Impacts, Museums + Heritage Advisor, 16 June, 2020.

‘A Resting Time for the Art’: With Museums Ahut, US Conservators Seize on Strategies to Safeguard Their Collections, The Art Newspaper, 25 May 2020.

European Museums Must Adapt to Survive Says Report, Museums Association, 18 May 2020.

Italian Museums Start to Reopen Following €55 Lifeline from Government, The Art Newspaper, 18 May 2020. 

Covid-19 Will Change the Heritage Sector – Now and Post Lockdown, Museums + Heritage Advisor, 15 May 2020.

Rather than Attempt to Reconcile Museums' Contradictions, We Should Start Again, Dezeen, 13 May 2020. 

British Museums Could Make Hundreds of Millions Exporting Exhibitions with Virtual Reality, The Telegraph, 8 May 2020.

What Covid-19 has Taught Museums About the Virtues of Diverse Funding Streams, Museums + Heritage Advisor, 7 May 2020.

Museum Directors on COVID-19 and Its Impact on Museums, Part 1The Getty, 6 May 2020.

Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdownThe Art Newspaper, 24 April 2020.

During a Crisis, Is Art Just a Luxury? What the New Deal Has to Teach Us About the Importance of Supporting the Arts​, ArtNews, 20 April 2020.

Copyright and Open Access for GLAMS in the age of COVID19, Museum Computer Network, 30 March 2020.

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