COVID-19 Resource Guides
Guidance for Reopening and Operating Safely
The advisory resource, Guidance for Alberta Museums during the
Pandemic, addresses museum-specific considerations and
requirements to manage closure and, once able to do so, to reopen
and operate safely.
This guide expands on the AMA's advisory document released in
May 2020, and includes additional information around human
resources for museums as employers, funding and aid programs
available to support your pandemic response, and planning resources
for reopening and restarting programmatic activities.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing and evolving
situation, with more day-to-day implications and a longer immediate
presence than most other natural disasters that museums in Alberta
may have dealt with in the past. This resource provides guidance
for museums as they consider how operations may change as the
pandemic response evolves, and new restrictions are put in place or
old ones are lifted or changed, knowing that operating under these
shifting circumstances will likely be the reality for a while
Please note that this document was last updated in December
2020; where current public health measures conflict
with this document, that guidance should be followed over the
advice in the resource.
Download the guide here.
Best Practice in Virtual Programming, Tours, and
Whether you will be engaging with your visitors in person or
online, get ready with the advisory resource, Best Practice in Virtual Programming, Tours, and
This guide covers:
- strategies for developing virtual programming, tours, and
- advice for creating virtual content that complements and
enhances visitor experiences;
- guidance for using social media to share your museum's content;
- resources to address considerations for museums and heritage
organizations as they make decisions about going virtual.
With guidance, resources, and case studies from Alberta
museums, this guide to best practices in virtual programming,
tours, and exhibits is intended to increase awareness and
understanding of the nature of virtual museums and the
opportunities offered by virtual content creation and
Download the guide here.
Under the Advisory section, the AMA maintains an FAQ and Resources Guide for the
COVID-19 pandemic. This section is updated as new information and
resources become available.
COVID-19 Healthy & Safety Signage Toolkits are available as
a free digital
download and in a physical toolkit available to order
through the AMA Bookstore for a flat shipping
The Alberta Museums Association gratefully acknowledges the
financial support from Travel Alberta to produce resources to
support Alberta's museum and heritage organizations to reopen and
operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.