Cultural Institution Crisis Response

Login to Cultural Institution Crisis Response

If you do not have an account on you will need to create one.

This free course was developed by the entire Museum Study team to help cultural institutions through the current crisis by highlighting useful resources we have found. We welcome your input to continue to grow and improve this course. Please use the Help us improve this free course forum to make suggestions about resources you think would be useful to this course and suggestions you have about what to include or not include.


As you are strategizing how to shut down your facility consider also what you can do to serve your community in other ways. The Baltimore Museum of Industry in partnership with a local health provider is transforming a parking lot into a coronavirus testing site. Many institutions are donating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to hospitals and first responders. Old Salem Museum has transformed all gardens to food production for food banks, is offering their visitor center as a hospital and testing site, and all their education activity is now online.


This course is an evolving tool to aide cultural institutions in ways to respond to large scale crisis that interfere with the ability to operate normally.


There is no start date or moderator. You can access it any time.


Here are the topics we cover:

  • How to shut down your facility
  • Caring for your collections and facility while shutdown
  • Business Continuity Plan
  • Working From Home
  • Keeping Your Audience Engaged While You Are Closed
  • Financial Sustainability, Fund Raising, and Donations
  • Give Visitors a Reason to Come Back
  • Preparing to Reopen
  • Telling the COVID19 Story

Log in to courses

Connect With Us

Like us on Facebook, Connect on LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter to keep current on our latest news!

Recommend this page on:

Print Print | Sitemap
© Museum Study, LLC | Privacy Policy