NEMO publishes initial results of survey on the impact of the corona crisis on museums in Europe

© ZOOM Kindermuseum, Image: Alexandra Eizinger Empty spacious and white room filled with plastic see-through balls. The balls are scattered around the room on the floor, on the walls and attached to the ceiling.

© ZOOM Kindermuseum, Image: Alexandra Eizinger

The impacts of the corona crisis have been severe on museums all over Europe. In the past two weeks, NEMO has carried out a survey to look at how the situation has impacted museum budgets and operations, how museums cope in these times, how they re-organise their structures and offer new services to their audiences.

Over 650 museums from 41 countries have so far responded to the survey. A first analysis of the survey is published, including data on weekly budget losses, strategies to copy with the situation internally and an overview of ow museums increase their digital presence.

Along with the survey, NEMO has prepared on overview of encouraging, pro-active and inspiring initiatives of museums globally during the corona situation.

Our pledge to museums: Please continue to answer the survey (until 30 April) as we want to continue to monitor the situation and compare results during a longer period. As more information is gathered, we will release more detailed data.

NEMO urges governments at all levels to invest in Europe’s museums now and in the future, to mitigate the losses and to support what binds us together, while so many other things drive us apart.

More findings from the initial results: