Colleagues from across MDUK have collated resources from across the globe to support museums during Covid-19. The information includes advice, support and resources to help the sector plan for reopening after Covid-19. We all know that this is a changing environment, so please note that this list of resources was compiled week commencing 13 May 2020.

How are others planning for re-opening?

The American Association of Museums has produced guidance for museums preparing to re-open available here.

In China, museums are planning how they reopen outlined in an article in Jing Travel (the Business of Chinese Cultural travel) here.

Read also articles in the Guardian and Artsy about plans for reopening museums in Germany.

Hyperallergic has published an article about Museums Worldwide Prepare to Reopen Their Doors After Lockdown and the Museums Association has a piece in the Museums Journal on the same subject here.

Guidance for reopening from the Association for Cultural Enterprises:

The British Retail Consortium has issued guidelines for retailers on how stores can minimise risk once Coronavirus restrictions are eased. The guidance includes advice on how to implement social distancing and other recommended measures to protect staff and customers.

The Association of Brandenburg Museums has created a list of recommended measures to prepare for reopening.

The Scotch Whisky Association has published a list of distillers who can supply hand sanitiser or bulk ethanol.

Museums and Heritage maps the re-opening plans of museums across Europe here.

The Association of Large Visitor Attractions (ALVA) has published research to better understand how to build trust and confidence of visitors here.

And the brilliant Colleen Dilenschneider of Know Your Own Bone has further resources here on how COVID-19 pandemic is influencing perceptions and intentions to visit cultural attractions.

Collection Care guidance for re-opening

The Canadian Government has issued advice and guidance on it’s website here.

Planning for a post-Covid world: revising Business Plans

Governance for charities: a guide for trustees during a crisis is available here.

Guidelines for safe volunteering during the COVID-19 Pandemic is available here.

The American Association of Museums has developed scenario planning guidelines here.

Corona Canvas has produced a short guide to how to survive the next 2-3 years which is available here.

The Harvard Business Review has published an article on leading your business through the crisis.

Betterteam has issued Business Continuity Plans and COVID-19: How to Prepare with 7 Effective Steps which includes a link to a business continuity plan template

Deloitte have developed recovering from Covid-19, Economic cases for resilient leaders.

Arts Council England has developed a Managing Financial Difficulties guide and toolkit.