VAM Staff will be working remotely until further notice. We will check our mail regularly & you can always reach us via email. Staff list is on the Leadership page.

Resources in the Time of Coronavirus

Updated: July 12 - Newest items are added to the bottom of each list.


COVID RELATED RESOURCES FOR MUSEUMS & NONPROFITS

*Additional Resources: 

Museums Offering New Digital Content

Mental Health & Wellness Resources


PREPARING TO RE-OPEN

Examples of Museum Reopening Plans

STATE GOVERNMENT


ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS

BUSINESS SERVICES FOR VAM MEMBERS

Several of our consultants and business members want to be of service during this difficult time. We are so grateful for their support of our museums!
  • Bryan & Jordan Consulting will offer a no-cost phone conversation of up to one hour to discuss and strategize solutions to difficult issues your organization faces due to the pandemic. For $2,500, Bryan & Jordan will assist you to develop a brief, one year Covid-19 adaptation to your existing strategic plan or current needs. Founded in 2008, B&J is a full service firm with over 100 clients and five experienced public historians.
  • Communication Design is offering a discount on their services to VAM members. If your museum has a summer graphic design project and your budget is coming up short, Communication Design wants to help. Take a 20% discount on all in-house services on new projects that start before June 1, 2020 and can be substantially competed by August 1, 2020. Projects can be print and/or digital, including websites. Contact Tim Priddy at tim@communicationdesign.com, call 804-354-5335 or visit www.communicationdesign.com to learn more
  • CultureConnect is offering 70% off all their platforms that provide a comprehensive solution for cultural institutions to crate quick story-driven, interactive experiences for publication across the web and mobile devices.
  • E-N Computer can assist you with providing teleworking services for you and your team and is offering free consultations. Contact them if you need them: Lhogan@encomputers.com 540-414-1753 or ian@encomputers.com 540-294-1116
    Also check out E-N Computers weekly blog posts for tips on working from home, tax help, and more.
  • Frameless Technologies is offering discounted digital content development to VAM members for outreach during this time. Please contact to discuss possibilities for using existing assets (photos, video, etc. from your archives) to create fresh, engaging, interactive online experiences that can be integrated with your current website. Contact: Michaela Gaaserud: mgaaserud@framelesstechnologies.com
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax and the VAM Member Benefits team are available to assist members with any online orders you may need to support your organization during this time. Simply go to http://officediscounts.org/vam to register and place orders on-line for convenient delivery.
  • Studio Aorta is offering graphic design discounts to any museums who are still working on projects.  (this link takes you to their discount offers)
  • VAMONDE - free resource for VAM member museums to create virtual experiences. They are happy to help with technical questions, getting you set up, and providing ideas.

COLLECTIONS CARE

COMMUNICATIONS

DIGITAL TOOLS & ADVICE

EDUCATION & ENGAGEMENT

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

FUNDING ADVICE

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

MUSEUM RESOURCES

NONPROFIT SECTOR

OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP

  • VAM is partnering with the Virginia Assisted Living Association to compile virtual resources/learning/entertainment to assist those most isolated right now: residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Email your suggestions for online activities to: jthomas@vamuseums.org 

PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE) SUPPLIES

  • GetUsPPE.org - Grassroots effort to connect health care staff with donated PPE supplies and how to make masks
  • Get Us PPE DC donor form - Use this form to donate PPE supplies if in the Washington, DC area 
    Donors will be asked to identify what kind of PPE they have, how much, and in what condition. They will accept opened boxes of supplies as long as the supplies have never been used. Then a network of volunteers will process the information and reach out about arranging a pickup.
  • Mask Making Instructions
  • Videos on Proper Mask and Glove/PPE Use:

    https://youtu.be/oxdaSeq4EVU 
    https://youtu.be/-GncQ_ed-9w

VAM CHATS & WEBINARS RECORDINGS *Please contact VAM for any additional resources & documents provided for each chat.



*The List of Museums Offering Online and Digital Content Can Now Be Found Here