Reconnecting online #2: how to re-open the doors?
The 3rd of June 2020, the Universeum network shared some experiences of managing the COVID-19 crisis.
Most European countries are more or less easing the lockdown the coming weeks. We can slowly return to our routines, we can start thinking about working with our collections again. One of the first measures that will impact our community, is re-opening our museums and galleries. We have to work out how we can offer an optimal service, despite of the safety measures and we have to figure out how to offer Covid19-compatible activities. But there is still great uncertainty on many levels. Taking all of this into account: do we really have to re-open as soon as possible? How do we manage to re-open? What are the main difficulties we have to overcome? How can we still organize true interaction with our visitors?
Isabel Garcia Fernandez, U-museum, Complutense University of Madrid
Joanna Ślaga, Jagiellonian University Museum, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Raquel Barata, National museum of natural history and science, University of Lisbon
Isabel M. García Fernández
Isabel M. García Fernández is the Vice-rector for Culture, Sport and University Extension of the Complutense University of Madrid. She is responsible for the Cultural Heritage of the University which comprises 30 museums and collections. Her research interests include museography and preventive conservation.
Joanna Ślaga – MA in law studies and German literature. Chief Cataloguer in the Jagiellonian University Museum and Vicepresident of the Polish Association of University Museums. Works in the field of legal protection of museum collections, particularly university special collections creating the academic cultural heritage. Apart from working at the Jagiellonian University Museum (museum custodian), cooperates with other university museums in matters such as cataloguing, managing and protection of heritage goods.