Covid-19 Sector Survey – Report

The final results of our survey into the economic and operational effects that the shutdown and continued restrictions have exacted on museums, galleries and keeping places in NSW.

COVID-19 Resources

A collection of resources for the museum and gallery sector to assist in navigating the broader impact of COVID-19. We have collated the most useful resources in one place.

Weethalle Museum

Volunteer Museum Grants Round 2 Now Open

We are now accepting applications for two funding opportunities from the 2020 Volunteer Museum Grant Program: Small Grants and Project Development Grants.

Planning to re-open

We have compiled this comprehensive resource for museums and galleries planning to re-open to the public. Whilst the NSW Government has stated that museums, galleries and libraries may open as of 1 June, there are still several important precautions that must be taken to ensure that staff, volunteers and visitors are COVID safe.

Open- photo by Jennifer Bonauer

Museums and Galleries Re-Open After COVID-19 Closures

What were some of the difficulties and challenges re-opening after the lockdown, we spoke to a range of museums and galleries about their experience.

Practical things you can do while your museum is closed due to COVID-19

Having a museum closed for an indefinite time provides an opportunity to catch up on some of those activities that can be difficult to do when a museum is open and focused on visitor needs.

New Home for the Australian Railway Historical Society NSW

The new home of the Australian Railway Historical Society (NSW) consolidates its archives, research space, book shop and office inside a newly renovated, light-filled space.

Planning a Regional Gallery

A public art gallery is an important cultural and social focus for any community. Here is a checklist for what to consider and plan for.