Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

Business Wire
Published on

ResearchAndMarkets.com published a new article on the museum industry “Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19”

Unesco and the International Council of Museums have reported that 1 in 8 museums could permanently close as a result of COVID-19. The American Alliance of Museums estimates that 30% of institutions may not be able to reopen without substantial government relief. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has pushed its reopening to mid-August with reduced opening hours. The Met will also not offer events or tours until the end of 2020 in order to comply with social distancing and has canceled its 2020 annual gala which is a valuable source of funding for the Met’s Costume Institute.

The Institute for Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts received $200 million in federal relief funding. All three agencies are authorized to provide grants to support museum operations. The Association of Art Museum Directors has also announced it will temporarily allow member museums to engage in activities that are normally prohibited by its policies such as using income from restricted funds for general operating expenses.

To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit “Museums Could Face Permanent Closure Without Government Relief as a Result of COVID-19”

About ResearchAndMarkets.com

ResearchAndMarkets.com is the world’s leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.

Research and Markets also offers Custom Research services providing focused, comprehensive and tailored research.

Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager
[email protected]
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900