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Museums have experienced unprecedented economic and social consequences in the last few weeks due to the coronavirus. To better understand the status quo and what might come next, NEMO launched a survey to map COVID-19’s impact on the museum sector. The results are in and the report analyses and documents a sector that, although it is experiencing financial setbacks, is agile and able to adapt to the new (digital) normal.
Chancellor Merkel has given support to cultural workers in Germany in the face of the corona pandemic. The federal and state governments are interested in ensuring that cultural life also has a chance in the future and that bridges are built for artists.
Minister of State for Culture Monika Grütters launched the programme to enable small and medium-sized cultural institutions in particular to reopen quickly after the Corona-related closure. This year, up to ten million euros will be made available for this purpose on a one-off basis.
To enable artistic work even during the Corona crisis, Minister of Culture Monika Grütters has launched a unique aid program. Up to 5.4 million euros are available in this context for emergency aid for free orchestras and ensembles.
NEMO is releasing data on how museums in Europe are organising their online activities after closing their doors to the public. The data is derived from NEMO’s survey on how museums in Europe are coping during the corona crisis, building from the initial report and including a larger pool of respondents.
The Federal Cabinet decided on Wednesday a so-called voucher solution to replace tickets for canceled cultural events.