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.
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
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.
Health & Safety Toolkits
The Health & Safety Toolkits are now available to
order through the AMA Bookstore. Ordering will remain open
while supplies last.
Health & Safety Toolkits provide museums and heritage
institutions with a variety of health and safety supports. The
toolkits include physical wayfinding signage and floor stickers to
direct visitors and encourage physical distancing, along with free
access to digital resources.
One toolkit includes:
- "Welcome" sign with guidelines for visitors (1 large
- directional floor arrows (10 vinyl decals)
- two-metre distancing floor markers (8 vinyl
- "Stand Here" floor lines (3 vinyl decals)
- "Maximum Capacity" wall signs (2 repositionable,
- hand sanitizer sign (1 small easel sign).
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You will also receive digital files:
- print-ready digital files, allowing you to custom print
additional signage and stickers as needed;
- digital files for additional types of instructional signs
with a variety of messages to suit different
- customizable templates for additional wayfinding and
instructional signage that can be edited, updated, and printed on
demand to meet the needs of your organization; and
- technical specifications with instructions for usage of
stickers and signage.
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These toolkits are available for only the cost of shipping and
handling at a flat rate of $40 per toolkit. 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
COVID-19: Frequently Asked
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.