Reopening Resources

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On this page you'll find a variety of resources, recommendations, and guidelines for your adaptation and use as you and your institution work to safely and successfully reopen in our new world impacted by COVID-19.

Recognizing that each museum has their own unique situations, please adapt these guides and workflow recommendations to fit your needs. The below resources should be considered as an aid to your internal discussions on how to safely approach your work both during the planning process and once your doors are opened again.

General Reopening Guidance + Workflow Recomendations

COVID-19 Sample Reopening Plans + Guidelines

Members + Subscribers + Visitors •​ Staff Safety + Team Bonding

Signage Resources + Examples •​ Social Media + Digital Engagement Resources

Collections + Exhibition Care Resources •​ How to Collect + Document COVID-19 Stories

 

GENERAL REOPENING GUIDANCE + WORKFLOW RECOMMENDATIONS

 

COVID-19 SAMPLE REOPENING PLANS + GUIDELINES

Download, edit, adapt, and learn from this array of available sample reopening plans:

 

MEMBERS + SUBSCRIBERS + VISITORS

 

STAFF SAFETY + TEAM BONDING

 

SIGNAGE RESOURCES + EXAMPLES

 Freely download and use the following signage for you institution upon reopening:

 

SOCIAL MEDIA + DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT RESOURCES

How can we utilize social media to successfully reach and engage our audiences? How can we create lasting online communities? Here, you'll find an assortment of guides, toolkits, and ideas of inspiration to help your museum grow, engage, and sustain its online audiences in this new era of the digital museum.

What's trending online?

Here are the current museum-related social media trends for you to follow and participate in.

 #MuseumFromHome • #MuseumMomentofZen • #MuseSocial • #MuseumSurvivalKit • #DearMuseum

• #MuseTech • #MuseumEd • #ITweetMuseums • #MuseumsAreNotNeutral • #MuseumsUnlocked

• #CovidArtMuseum • #CuratorBattle • #DrinkingAboutMuseums • #MAMuseumFurlough

Industry Twitter accounts to follow:

@futureofmuseums • @MusEdRoundtable • @MuseumWorkers • @AMTransparency • @MuseumsandRace

• ​@MuseumCN • @AAMers • @MuseumsAssoc • @US_IMLS • @awefund2020 • @cdilly 

 

COLLECTIONS + EXHIBITION CARE RESOURCES

 

HOW TO COLLECT + DOCUMENT COVID-19 STORIES

 

Do you have reopening guidance and resources you'd like to add?

Please share with us at communications@westmuse.org.

These resources are subject to change and will be updated as new information becomes available.

We're all in this together. #StayHealthy #StaySafe #TogetherButSafelyApart

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