Museums are now open in NYC! See how these valuable cultural institutions are safeguarding patrons now and in the near future.
Museums are some of our most valuable cultural institutions, with many museum buildings even serving as national historic landmarks. This is why, in midst of the New York City’s COVID-19 lockdown, 20 museums throughout the five boroughs formed a task force to develop guidelines for institutions to follow to ensure museums could continue to serve the public while protecting their health and safety during the pandemic, once allowed to reopen.
As of August 24, 2020, NYC museums have started opening their doors again. But questions remain for the future. Museums generally rely on the revenue from school trips, ticket and gift shop sales, and events, all of which are still severely impacted by the pandemic. In New York City in particular, museums are only allowed to open to 25% capacity at any given time. One NPR study observed that one-third of U.S. museums may not survive the year.
But if there’s one thing museums are good at, it’s creative innovation. Here are some ways museums are looking to redesign the guest experience and adapt to the situation.
For more guidance, many museums are actually publishing their COVID-19 reopening plans, so it can be helpful to look to leaders in the industry to see how they are adapting to the current times.
Museums may not be as essential to day-to-day life as restaurants or offices. But they are an important cultural good that deserve every effort to keep afloat. For assistance in fortifying your museum again COVID-19, contact us at Outsource Consultants
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Covid-19 has had an impact across every industry. With the need for low-touch and 6-feet of distance, high-tech, futuristic design may be coming faster than we anticipated. From spatial choreography to antimicrobial materials, there are many standard and unique ways that each industry will approach the new normal. With insights from experts in design, construction, and the building code, we have curated articles for many of the major industries on how to approach the new normal with safety and aesthetics in mind. This series will dive into restaurants, airports, healthcare, hotels, offices, residential, retail, theater, and museums. Do you have a topic that you would like Decoder to cover? Just ask the experts.
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