Although the WMMD team are working remotely please be assured that we are very much here to support the region’s museums through this challenging time so please contact us via email email@example.com if you need specific advice and we will do our very best to help.
In 2018 Museum funders and sector bodies agreed a co-ordinated approach in response to situations when museums or collections are at risk. You can read the joint statement on museums and collections at risk here. Throughout the pandemic we are also providing updates to DCMS through Arts Council England on museums at risk of permanent closure with permission from the museums’ governing bodies to share this information to provide oversight and trends information around risks to museums. If your museum is at risk in the coming months please contact us immediately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org stating when you are at risk of closure.
Keep up to date with the impact of Covid-19 by visiting this section of our website where you can find advice and guidance from across the sector grouped under the following headings:
- Advice and guidance
- Museums facing closure
- Reopening advice and guidance
- Collections care
- Restructuring and redundancy
A range of advice and guidance for the sector during this time can be found here. This page includes the DCMS Museums and Galleries Sector Coronavirus bulletin so please check back regularly for up to date information.
Museum funders and sector bodies have an agreed co-ordinated approach in response to situations when museums or collections are at risk.
National guidance on reopening museums has been published.
Find information about the emergency funds currently available for the sector. Please check back regularly for updates.
Find information about advice on how to support people through this challenging time.
The way museums are communicating with staff, volunteers and their audiences has changed dramatically. Find information on digital communications and how to be accessible online.