Coronavirus Resources and Tipps for Museums


Corona: What now?

Hands On! International is committed to advocate and support all children-centred museums in order to ensure these circumstantial closures do not threaten their existence.

In recognition of the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we recommend the following resources to help children-oriented museums navigate this dynamic situation. We strongly encourage all museums dedicated to serving children and families to remain devoted to their mission to provide educational and empowering content for children in an informal way.
We believe in your creative strength to find alternative ways to reach out to your community in these difficult times no matter what.

This link list is regularly updated!

Guides and resources to share with visitors

Explanatory Coronavirus guide for children

Comic printable about the Virus

Evolving List of online tours, guides and resources

Educational Resources for Homeschooling by National Geographic

Play resources by an infant & parent guidance instructor

WHO: Myths and facts about the Coronavirus

Lessons Learned from Chinese Teachers during the past months

Online Resources for Leisure activities during quarantine

50+ Indoor Activities for kids

Play in the time of coronavirus – two leading playworkers provide tipps

Setting up online content

Best practise examples from Korea

Best practise of virtual museum tours


Check out and join #MuseumFromHome on all social media plattforms

How to engage with museum audience during closure

Remote access solutions for events

Google Arts & Culture for Online Exhibits

Online Brainstorm Document for easy home stay crafts & tinkering

Overview of popular museum and Covid19 related #hashtags

How can I contribute? Steps to figure it out by Nina Simon

Hygiene, cleaning and safety

Link collection and recommendations by the American Association of Children’s Museums

Health in the work place resources by the American Alliance of Museum

EU Funding

Information for beneficiaries whose activities are impacted by Coronavirus

Corona Virus Consequences for Creative Europe Projects


Check the information channels of your local ICOM branch

Crisis Management for Arts

Coronavirus Resources for Organisations and Freelancers

List of all closed museums world-wide

List of online offers of US children’s museums

Marketing Guide for Non-profits admist the Corona Crisis

Corona Virus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility