Museums around the country are struggling to adapt to the ever-changing situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have collected resources around the web that may help your institution formulate a better response.
If you know of other resources that should be listed here, please contact us and we’ll add it to this page.
NMA Membership Extensions
In consideration of the hardship the coronavirus crisis is creating for many museums, the Nevada Museums Association would like to offer a four month extension on membership renewals to any current member that requests it. This extension can be used for individual and/or institutional members. No questions asked; simply fill out the form and we will extend your membership.
Click here to request the extension.
Museums and end of lockdown: Ensuring the safety of the public and staff – ICOM
Preparing to Reopen – American Alliance of Museums
COVID-19 Updates – Know Your Own Bone (Data and research about new expectations for cultural orgs)
Museum Archipelago: 79. The Future of Hands-On Museum Exhibits with Paul Orselli (Podcast episode about hands-on exhibits in the post-COVID era)
Sample Reopening Plan: Childrens Museum of Manhattan
Nevada Health Response: COVID-19 (General information about the virus and official Nevada action taken)
Nevada Division of Tourism COVID-19 Resources (tourism-focused talking points and links to various county and national resource pages)
Sen. Jacky Rosen’s Coronavirus Response Page (Rosen’s staff has been collecting info on impact on cultural orgs, so it’s probably good to follow any action she takes in weeks to come)
Travel Nevada Offers Recovery Grant for NV Rural Museums (Funds available for rural museums; applications open 9/20 to 10/18)
Museum and Arts Organizations
Association of Academic Museums and Galleries COVID-19 updates page
AAM COVID-19 Resources and Information for the Museum Field
AAM Webinar on Coronavirus: Recording on YouTube and PowerPoint slides
AASLH Blog: Feeling Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Preparations? Here are 4 Steps You Can Take Today
(Also AASLH is promising more practical advice to come on its blog at https://aaslh.org/blog/ so keep checking back)
Oklahoma Museums Association: COVID-19 Readiness and Response for Museums (practical steps to help museums adapt)
Association of Children’s Museums Resources to Help Guide Your Museum’s Response to Coronavirus (more practical information with application far beyond children’s museums)
Museum Planner: Museums and COVID-19 (fantastic set of resources including tips on communicating with the public and developing your emergency response plan)
ArtsReady: Information During the Impact of Coronavirus (extensive list of articles and tools covering economic and legal impact of the crisis; focused on artists but information applicable to organizations as well)
Museum Computer Network: The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections (great list of examples of museum online and virtual projects, including exhibitions, galleries, and classes)
Small Business Administration: Disaster Loan Assistance (Nevada nonprofits and small businesses are eligible for emergency funding through low- and no-interest loans via SBA)
Small Business Administration: Guidance for Small Businesses
Please contact us with any resources you think will be of use to the Nevada museums community.