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.

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.

Engaging with Museums, Galleries and Keeping Places in the Time of Social Distancing

Although most museums, galleries and Aboriginal keeping places are now closed due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage with them. Here is a list of online resources and activities to keep your cultural curiosity piqued. Last updated 22 May 2020.

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.

MGNSW forums site

Forums website launched

In the last six months, Museums & Galleries of NSW has been exploring new ways to leverage our website to be more than a one-way vehicle for communication. The first stage of this process was the development of a Forum’s website.

Facebook Evaluation

A guide to evaluating the success and statistics of your Facebook page for small museums and galleries.

Complimentary banner ads for digital programs during COVID-19

Due to the recent magnitude of online activity by many museums and galleries throughout the state, M&G NSW is offering free banner ads on our website to promote these activities and send website visits your way.