Updated: Jun 24, 2020
A recent ICOM survey estimates that 95% of museums around the world have remained closed for an extended period in recent months.
While the direct economic and social consequences of the pandemic on the cultural sector are still being analysed, it is essential that cultural institutions properly address this phase of gradual reopening. By appealing to their vital social role, museums must be guaranteed the right support during the recovery process that lies ahead in the coming months, and years.
On 24 June, the ICOM Webinar “Preparing for the Reopening of Museums: The Aftermath of a Pandemic” will engage all participants in a discussion to take stock of what happened during these long months of closing, assessing the innovative projects that have proved useful for the future.
Following an introductory speech by Dr Peter Keller, Director General of ICOM, the core debate will gather four international specialists from the museum sector, coordinated by Vinod Daniel, moderator of the webinar. The discussion will evaluate the global impact of the current pandemic on cultural institutions – with its short-term and long-term consequences on museums – while also focusing on the delicate actions to be undertaken during the upcoming phase of reopening. Drawing on their vast professional experience, the participants will provide the audience with examples of museums’ initiatives which have proven their effectiveness in the current context.
Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 3.00-4.15 p.m. (CEST).
The webinar will be broadcasted live at this link.