Updated June 25, 2020

The BC Museums Association (BCMA) has compiled a guide, which has then been reviewed by the Government of British Columbia, to assist museums, galleries, culture centres, and heritage organizations in preparing their sites to be reopened to staff, volunteers, and the public.

This is a living document that will be updated as our understanding of the COVID-19 virus, best practices, government guidelines, and guidance from medical professionals evolves. While BCMA makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information, the information provided in this document is “as is” without any warranty of accuracy, reliability, or otherwise, either express or implied. Users of this Plan should not in any manner rely upon or construe the information or resource materials in this Plan as legal, or other

Only your organization can decide the best path forward. The resources provided are intended to empower you to make the best-informed possible decisions as we approach an uncertain future. The BCMA would also like to thank the members of the Reopening Working Group who contributed their time and ideas to this document.

Download Reopening Guidelines for BC Museums, Galleries & Cultural Organizations, last updated June 9, 2020

Other Reopening Resources:

How Museums Across Canada and Around the World are Reopening During COVID-19

BCMA Podcast: Reopening Conversation with Tammy Bradford from the Creston Museum

BCMA Podcast: Reopening Conversation with the Bateman Foundation

Reopening Signage for Sites:

BCMA Signs: The BCMA has made a number of signs to support members’ as they reopen to the public. Please feel free to download these signs and use them in your sites. New signs will be posted as they are finished. If you have a suggestion for a sign you’d like to see made, please contact bcma@museumsassn.bc.ca.


Government of Canada Signs