Covid-19 sector survey

Museums & Galleries of NSW is conducting a survey of museums, galleries and Aboriginal Cultural Centres within the state to ascertain the economic and operational effects that the shutdown and continued restrictions are having.

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.

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.

Gallery Grants – now open

Museums & Galleries of NSW gallery grants are now open to NSW public galleries. Funding is available for newly developed exhibitions through the Dobell Exhibition Grant and support for audience engagement activities is offered through the Audience Development Fund.

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.

Interview – Museum of Human Disease

Located at University of New South Wales in Kensington, the Museum houses over 2,500 diseased human tissues specimens.

Australian Public Galleries Snapshot

A new report launched by the National Public Galleries Alliance reminds us of the vital role that public galleries play in Australia.