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Webinar: Re-Opening Your Museum

  • 19 Aug 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom Webinar
  • 81


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Reopening your institution during the COVID-19 crisis includes determining how to accommodate visitors and staff and what changes may be necessary to your site. Museum preparedness plans help organizations reopen in the “Life After COVID.” This webinar will help you identify short- and long-term health measures your museum can implement and how to prepare your facility for changes to the way we gather, work, educate, and engage. A few of the topics to be discussed include touchless fixtures, anti-bacterial surfaces, dry hydrogen systems, and path-of-travel wayfinding to reduce exposure.

Panelists include Howard Weiss, Allison Kahl, and Falynn Schmidt from OTJ Architects

Howard Weiss, architect, and Allison Kahl, interior designer, have been working together to evaluate buildings and help people return to their facilities during COVID-19. Working with their clients, they have developed plans for installing health and safety measures and determined best practices for effectively reopening institutions. They understand the needs of occupants and artifacts and they work to protect both. Their approach is collaborative and iterative, constantly learning how to ensure wellness in this time of great uncertainty.


Falynn Schmidt, business developer, is trained as an architect and specializes in working with arts and education clients. She is a member of MAAM’s Sponsorship Committee.

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