Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Sector: Cultural Heritage & Museums

Tools & Resources

How to reach your public remotely

ICOM has prepared a list of case studies and best practices in digital outreach that can inspire museums to bring their programmes online.

Events

Creating Community During Covid

This event brings together Boulder-based artists, writers, and performers to talk about how the pandemic has impacted and informed their recent work.

Stories / Good practices

NEMO map update shows that museums across all of Europe are open

NEMO has updated its interactive map of museum reopenings and closings and is happy to confirm that all countries across Europe included in the map allow museums to be open. The last country to officially allow all museums to reopen was Italy on 21 June 2021.

Events

Curating During COVID

This event will explore developing and gaining curatorial experience during the pandemic.

Events

China to celebrate International Museum Day 2021 with various activities

The year 2021’s International Museum Day is themed on “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine,” which aims to share ideas on how museums should face and adapt to the multiple challenges during the pandemic and actively explore new directions and models for museum development in the future.

Stories / Good practices

Minister Catherine Martin welcomes the reopening of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions

Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has welcomed the reopening of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions, along with galleries, museums and libraries across the country. Many of these cultural attractions welcomed their first visitors back following several months of closure due to COVID-19 public health measures.

Research / Surveys

INCREAS – Innovative and creative solutions for Cultural Heritage | Survey

In recent years, cultural heritage has increasingly become the focus of attention of the European Commission. INCREAS project serves to continue several actions taken in recent years and to create a strong sector combining cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries for the benefit of both.

Funding

Italian Museums Open Again: The Big Plan To Restart The Cultural Sector

With the beginning of this week, and after months of closure, Italian museums, theaters and cinemas have reopened their doors in most of the country’s regions. And with a €6.7 billion ($8 billion) plan, Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini is now intending to relaunch the entire sector. “Culture will give a great contribution to the country’s recovery,” he announced.

Events

MuseumWeek 2021

#MuseumWeek is the first worldwide cultural festival on social media. For seven days, cultural and public institutions will be invited to show creativity with their smartphones on the occasion of this eighth edition.

Events

Contribute to workshops on digital transitions in the cultural heritage sector

On 20 and 21 April 2021 the project inDICEs is organising two consultation workshops on digital transitions in the cultural heritage sector. Cultural heritage professionals, researchers and the inDICEs community will discuss needs and concerns in relation to digitization, online access, the use and the potential re-use of collections, data needed for developing digital strategies and contents, future research competencies and change management.

Tools & Resources

NEMO Webinar | The Search For Meaning

On 25 February 2021, Ece Özdil, founder of Jüniör facilitated a NEMO webinar that guided the participants in the search for meaning during the pandemic and a time of general questioning of the role and relevance of museums. By presenting museum trends and related design methods, she helps us reflect on a meaningful future for museums.

EU response

Coronavirus: a common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions when the epidemiological situation will allow.

Events

Museums Association | Digital Futures: Embracing New Strategies

The Covid pandemic has changed our understanding of digital engagement and forced museums to think more creatively about how to reach and connect with different audiences. Hear from a wide range of expert speakers and discover how they have experimented with digital engagement during the pandemic.

Research / Surveys

Museum digital initiatives during the Coronavirus Pandemic

This map aims to show the digital initiatives undertaken by museums during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is part of a broader research project on the impact of COVID-19 on museum digital strategies being developed by Dr Chiara Zuanni at the University of Graz.

Organisations and initiatives

Partnering in a Pandemic: Prairie State Museums Project and Local Journalism

In partnership with local media journalism across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID-19 crisis. This project is produced by Resilient Heritage and funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.