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Covid-19 Resources

MPMA is gathering information to help museums deal with the effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic.  We will be adding resources here as we find them.  We welcome documented information that could be helpful to the museum community. 

Email web_administrator@mpma.net with suggestions

Current Grants for Museums--IMLS: Deadline June 12, 2020

American Alliance of Museums (AAM)

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

Information regarding closing your museum safely:  CCI Note 1/3 Closing a Museum for the Winter

Information from the Canadian Government regarding protecting yourself in your workplace:  Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Being prepared (in particular the “For workplaces” section)

Getting your workplace ready for Covid-19 (PDF)

Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic (CCI Technical Note – 17 April 2020)(PDF)

International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection (IFCPP)

National Center for Preservation Techology and Training (NCPTT)

Heritage Emergency National Task Force (HENTF)

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Collection Care Resources

Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic(American Library Association)

Collections Care Amid Covid-19(American Institute for Conservation)

Sheltering Collections in Place:What You Should Know (National Heritage Responders, Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation)

The Colorado Cultural and Historical Resources Task Force

Don't let your guard down: three things you can do now to protect your art during the pandemic

Collections Care in the Age of COVID-19  Webinar (FAIC, Connecting to Collections)(links to other webinars on this page also)

Covid-19's Affects on Cultural Organizations

Personal Care Resources

The Discomfort You’re Feeling (Leadership Matters)

World Heath Organization Website

COVID-19: Why Some Refuse to Stay Home or Wear Masks (other videos at the bottom of the page on similar topics)(Duke University, FUQUA School of Business)

Navigating Fear as Museum Doors Open (Leadership Matters)

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