UPDATED: 6/15/2020 – Resources continue to come in from all over the cultural sector. Follow us on social media (@cthumanities) to keep up-to-date.
Here are recommendations from trusted partners in the field:
Connecticut’s Arts & Culture Industry Guidelines for Operating During COVID-19, First Edition: Updated May 27, 2020
New England Museum Association’s NEMA Town Hall webinar (5/7) on addressing issues related to in-person engagement through hands-on exhibitions and interactives
American Association for State and Local History’s (AASLH) upcoming live webinar on reopening small to midsized organizations (5/15) as well as a recorded webinar on planning for reopening and other COVID-19 resources
AASLH and other associations will be collecting and sharing case studies of institutions’ plans to reopen. Some states are closer than others to restarting businesses and allowing the public back into museums and cultural sites. As they receive examples of plans to reopen (please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org), AASLH will be sharing them on its website. Read more.
American Alliance of Museum’s resource guide on museum reopenings
Institute of Museum and Library Services’ COVID-19 Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums – report expected in May
CT State Library and the Division of Library Development have developed a draft document “CT Libraries: a Road Map to Re-Opening and Recovery” that has been shared with the Governor’s Office. Expect it to be shared later this month.
IAAPA: The Global Association for the Attractions Industry’s Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Attractions Industry
International Council of Museums’ COVID-19 Recommendations and Webinar: Impact, innovations, and planning for post-crisis
Association of Children’s Museums’ COVID-19 Resources for reopening and developing programming