Maintaining COVID-19 Best Practices

As almost a whole year has passed since the first COVID-19 cases were identified in Australia, people may be feeling complacent. However, it's important that museums and galleries continue to lead by example by maintaining best practices.

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Safe COVID Cleaning for Collections – Webinar

Museum & Galleries of NSW partnered with International Conservation Services and Sydney Living Museums to present a webinar on the importance and risks of COVID cleaning. The expert conservation presenters covered how to approach regular and, if necessary, deep cleans of historic properties and collections.

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The Regenerate Project and Toolkit from Orange Regional Museum & Orange Regional Gallery

Delivered during COVID-19 restrictions, Regenerate was a communal creative exploration of how Australia’s bushland responds to fire. The accompanying Regenerate Toolkit was also developed to enable other public museums and galleries to create their own iterations of Regenerate.

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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 14 August

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Over $650,000 delivered to arts and culture sector through COVID-19 support initiatives

The NSW Government through Create NSW is supporting 70 recipients with more than $650,000 funding as part of initiatives specifically targeted to the small to medium sized arts and cultural sector impacted by COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Sector Survey – Preliminary Findings

The results of our survey so far, as was expected, show that many organisations have suffered major financial losses and have been forced to cut programs as well as a reduction in staff and volunteers.

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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.

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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.

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Behind the Scenes with Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

An interview with Myf Thompson about the extensive behind the scenes work undertaken at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum during the COVID-19 closure.

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Museum and Gallery Reopening webinar – video documentation

This Create NSW webinar, recorded 29 May 2020, brought together guests from NSW Health and the NSW arts and cultural sector to talk through the important details related to re-opening, including health guidelines and updates to public health orders.

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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 2020, there are still several important precautions that must be taken to ensure that staff, volunteers and visitors are COVID safe.

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ACHHA members in the lockdown

We checked in with some of the Aboriginal Arts Culture Heritage Association members to find out how they have been affected by the lockdown, and how they view the long-term effects.

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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.

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How the Art Gallery of NSW is bringing its audiences #TogetherInArt

An interview with Deputy Director and Director of Collections Maud Page about the AGNSW's extensive and well-received digital program Together In Art.

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Regional Galleries transition to online during the lockdown

Across the globe, museums and galleries have raced to deliver more and more online experiences as their physical spaces remain closed. We spoke to three regional gallery directors about their online transition.

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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.

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Create NSW support during COVID-19 for the arts sector

Latest update from Create NSW, Executive Director, Chris Keely to the Arts sector.

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Measures announced for the Cultural and Creative Sector in the Federal Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package

Support measures will soon be available for workers and organisations in the cultural and creative sector.

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Museums & Galleries of NSW- COVID-19 – update

Federal Government call for the closure of all Museums and Galleries The latest prohibited activities and venues to apply from 25 March 2020, in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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