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September 20, 2020

Follow-up survey: the impact of COVID-19 on the museum sector Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is still seriously affecting cultural institutions around the World. While some museums have reopened with major limitations, others are still facing the consequences of the crisis behind closed doors.

ICOM’s first report, published back in May, presented a dire situation for museums and museums professionals around the World, with 95% of cultural institutions forced to close in order to safeguard the well-being of staff and visitors, and serious economic, social and psychological repercussions.

To gather further information and additional data on how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and will affect the cultural sector in the short and long term, ICOM is launching a second global survey. Most of the sections and questions refer to the previous survey, and will allow us to assess the course of the crisis and its perception by museum professionals. Some questions, on the other hand, take into account how the situation has evolved in recent months, especially in view of the progressive reopening of museums in some parts of the world.

New and additional data will allow us to analyse the trends of the crisis for the museum sector and to better understand the needs of museums and professionals in the short and long term.

Thank you for your time and cooperation, it will take no longer than 10 minutes:

The survey is open until 5th October 2020.