Six months after the first study on the effects of Covid-19 on European museums, the Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) has launched a second survey. It aims to find out how museums deal with the issues that emerged during the pandemic.
NEMO's second Covid study focuses on the question of income losses and their consequences. How do museums respond to the pandemic? How are they pushing forward the implementation of digital museum offers? To what extent do museums re-asses their priorities and success criteria to fit the "new normal"? The results will feed into a new set of recommendations and will guide NEMO in identifying policies and measures for advocacy at European level.
In the wake of renewed nationwide museum closures, NEMO appealed only recently to European decision-makers to reconsider these drastic measures. Literally, the statement says: "Until now, there are no reported cases of museums being infection hotspots. They should remain open to help people stay strong during the pandemic, contributing to well-being and mental health."
According to NEMO, broad participation in the current survey will help strengthen the position of Europe's museums. The online form is open until 20 November 2020.