Museums reopen under the 'new normal'

One-way systems, protective screens and PPE for staff are among the measures taken by venues that have welcomed visitors back
V&A Dundee has welcomed half a million visitors to the museum since it opened, hitting the milestone almost six months earlier than expected.   Pictured are instructors from Dundee yoga studio Heart Space.  Photo: Julie Howden

Half of Scottish visitors concerned about visiting museums post-lockdown

But 26% say they will visit as soon as restrictions are lifted

Blockbusters could be replaced by collections-based shows after Covid-19 crisis

Art Fund says the sector will need a balance of emergency grants and support for longer-term recovery

Public ‘highly cautious’ about returning to museums

Confidence in whether an attraction can maintain social distancing is crucial in determining whether people will visit

Museums walk fine line on domestic tourism

Welcoming back visitors is essential to the survival of many institutions in tourist locations, but reduced incomes and higher costs mean some face an uncertain future

Visitors paying the price for museum funding cuts

Is charging £22 to visit a temporary exhibition the best route to self-sufficiency?

Museums reap rewards of investment programmes

Scotland and Northern Ireland experienced big rises in visitor numbers in 2017

Investment pays dividends for museum visitor figures

Alva visitor data shows that museums and galleries who invest in high-quality creative programming often attract more visitors to their sites

Front-of-house staff need more opportunities

What talent are we losing by failing to nurture frontline workers?

When almost half of FoH staff feel undervalued, we need to ask why

Help us complete the FoHMuseums survey 2019

Accurate data on audience demographics is way forward

National and civic museums should have visitor democratisation as a fundamental goal

Striking a balance

Are we trying to do too much for too little?

Writ large

Visitor comment books divide museum professionals like almost nothing else

The Friends of Museums

John Holt finds out how good neighbours become good Friends

International opening

Fifa World Football Museum, Zurich, Switzerland

International opening

Rivesaltes Memorial Museum, near Perpignan, France

Web and mobile

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Website and mobile

We review the latest websites and apps

Web reviews

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Writing for Museums, Margot Wallace

Community matters

How Cornwall's museums are changing lives

Using technology to increase access

Scottish museums use touch screens, audio and computer game Minecraft

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