Reopening and Operating during COVID-19

With funding support from Travel Alberta, the AMA is working to produce physical and digital resources to support organizations in the museum and heritage sector to reopen and operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Reopening Guidance

After museums were allowed to reopen in Stage 1 of Alberta's Relaunch Strategy, the AMA published the advisory document, Guidance for Reopening Museums, to help clarify museum-specific considerations and requirements to reopen safely.

We are working to expand on and develop this document with additional information and resources about reopening and operating during a public health crisis. The updated guidance will be available digitally on our website.


Health & Safety Toolkits

Health & Safety Toolkits will provide museums and heritage institutions with a variety of health and safety supports. The toolkits will include physical wayfinding signage and floor stickers to direct visitors and encourage physical distancing, along with free access to digital resources. Valued at approximately $250, these toolkits will be available for only the cost of shipping and handling. 

Organizations may request up to three toolkits, and orders will be filled based on overall supply and demand. An organization does not need to be an AMA member to order a toolkit. You will receive an email notification confirming the contents of your order prior to it being shipped.

The Health & Safety Toolkits are now available to order through the AMA Bookstore. Ordering will remain open while supplies last.


COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions  

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.



For more information about this ongoing project, please contact the AMA at

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