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COVID-19 impact on digital activities of museums worldwide as of May 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced many museums across the world to close in 2020. As a result, some of these institutions organized digital activities for the public. According to a November 2020 study, about 42 percent of the surveyed museums worldwide increased their social media activities after the lockdown. Meanwhile, roughly a quarter of institutions involved in the survey claimed to have started offering digital live events after the lockdown.

Share of museums starting or increasing digital activities after the lockdown as of November 2020

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

September 7 to October 18, 2020

Number of respondents

approx. 900*

Special properties

museum employees and governance

Supplementary notes

*The source specifies that: "50.7 percent of respondents come from Europe, 9.1 percent from North America, 18.6 percent from Latin America and the Caribbean, 10.8 percent from Asia, 6,2 percent from Africa, 2.4 percent from the Pacific and 2.2 percent from the Arab Countries region".

The survey question was phrased by the source as follows: "What digital services does your museum provide?".

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