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ICOM Report: Museums, museum professionals and COVID-19

In order to gather information about how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is affecting and
will effect the cultural sector in the short and long term, ICOM launched a global survey to
analyse the impact of lockdowns. The survey covered 5 themes: the current situation for
museums and staff, expected economic impact, digital resources and communication, museum security and conservation of collections, freelance museum professionals.

This report analyses almost 1,600 responses from museums and museum professionals
in 107 countries, across five continents, which were collected between 7 April and 7 May
2020.

Read the full report HERE.