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Links and Resources for New York State's Museums during covid-19


Below is a gathered a list of local and national resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to access COVID-19 Impact Reports on Museums

For more information or any questions please contact MANY staff by emailing info@nysmuseums.org or calling 518 273 3400

To connect with the MANY community, please join our MANY Members Facebook Group. 


REALM Project

REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums

New REALM project resources available


Presentation of the REALM Project: Webinar


Re-Opening Museums

From the REALM Project– Reopening Considerations for Libraries and Museums 

Regional Historic Site Reopening Guidelines

NYS Phase 4 Re-opening Guidelines

Governor Cuomo's Additional Guidelines for Phased Plan to Re-open New York

The Road Forward: NEA Reopening Best Practices

List of Resources from the Association of Children's Museums

AAM Resource Guide for Reopening

Visitor Experience Group: Reopening Your Institution

COVID-19 Glossary—Multi-language translations (helpful for museum signage)

National Institute of Environmental Health Services Worker Training Program for COVID-19

Corning Museum of Glass Reopening Plans

Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

Museums and Social Distancing: A Planning Toolkit

Recommendations for Reopening: Art Industries

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Child Care, Schools, and Youth Programs

Exploring the Future of "Hands-On" Museum Exhibits

COVID-19 Basics: Re-Entry to Cultural Sites Video 3   

Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections

Post Covid Balancing Act: A Strategy Primer for Museums

Workflow Recommendations For Reopening Museums  

Tips & Strategies For Reopening Museums After Covid-19 Closures

Preparing to Reopen - Strategy, Planning & Process on the Road to Reopening Museums

Museums and Social Distancing: A Planning Toolkit

GUIDELINE EXAMPLES (from the Museum Association of Arizona)

Best Practice Recommendations for Reopening Your Museum
Iowa Museum Association 

Museum “Open to the Public” Guideline Considerations  
Oklahoma Museums Association

Precautions for Museums during Covid-19 Pandemic
International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM)

Covid-19/Reopening Resources
Association for Living History, Farms and Agricultural Museums

How Museums in China Are Reopening Post-COVID-19 
Dragon Trail Interactive

COVID-19 Opening Protocol
Indiana State Museum and State Historic Sites  


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