Keeping Collections and Buildings Safe during Lockdown – Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to help museums to keep their buildings and collections safe during periods of temporarily closure, such as instructed by the Government during the Covid pandemic.

It is available to download or view from the South East Museum Development website as a full document or as a series of fact sheets that you can use for the different parts of your organisation.  For this reason, you may find repetition on some pages.

Please bear in mind that this document has been written to provide practical advice, but the authors are not legal or medical experts. Please obtain specialist advice if you require it.

Whilst we will do our best to keep the information in this toolkit up-to-date, we advise you to check the latest Government advice while you develop your plans.

Download full toolkit here (17 pages)


Preparing your museum for temporary closure
Collections care during lockdown
Preventive conservation during lockdown
Improving collections care while closed
Deep cleaning during the Covid pandemic
Legionella risks during the Coronavirus outbreak

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