COVID19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Museums around the country continue to work to rebound from the impacts of the pandemic. We have collected resources that may help your institution in its recovery efforts.

If you know of other resources that should be listed here, please contact us and we’ll add it to this page.

Reopening Resources

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 Responses

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 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.

Nevada Museums Association