The State Museum, State Library and State Archives are temporarily Closed.

COVID-19 General Information:

NYS Department of Health:

NYS Education Department:

Reopening Information:

New York Forward Reopening Guide:

New York Regents Advisory Council on Libraries: Reopening of Libraries 

American Industrial Hygiene Association: Reopening Guidance for Museums and Collecting Institutions 

Online Computer Library Center: REALM Project: REopeing Archives, Libraries and Museums

American Alliance for Museums: Reopening Resources 

American Association for State and Local History: Reopening Plans

Association of Children’s Museums: COVID-19: Resources for Children's Museums 

Association of College and Research Libraries: Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries, Preparing to Reopen

IMLS Research Partnership: Safe Handling of Collections and Reopening Practices for Libraries and Museums

Northern New York Library Network: Legal Considerations for a Library Board when Reopening Your Library

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections: SPNHC Virtual Conference Plenary Session 

Institutions Reopening:

Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Ganondagan: Seneca Arts and Culture Center

Greater Oneonta Historical Society

Old Fort Niagara

Onondaga Historical Association

Grants and Financial Relief Information:

American Alliance for Museums: Financial Relief and Support Resources

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives

Dutch Culture USA Shared Cultural Heritage Call for Proposals 

Humanities New York: HNY CARES Emergency Relief Grants 

Institute of Museum and Library Services CARES Act Grants for Museums and Libraries 

Institute of Museum and Library Services: Cares Act Grants for Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum and Library Services 

National Endowment for the Arts: CARES Act Grants 

National Endowment for the Humanities: CARES Act Grants 

NYC Cultural Affairs: Funding Resources for Cultural Organizations 

Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation: Reimbursement Operating Support 2020 

William G. Pomeroy Foundation: Fund for NYS History

New York Forward Loan Fund:

Guidelines for Handling Books, Paper, and Objects During the Pandemic

American Institute for Conservation COVID-19 Pandemic and Collection Care

American Library Association: Handling Library Materials and Collections During a Pandemic

American Libraries Magazine: How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic

Center for Disease Control Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections

Canadian Conservation Institute COVID-19 Task Force: Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Environmental Protection Agency: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: COVID-19 Basics: Disinfecting Cultural Resources

Northeast Document Conservation Center: Disinfecting Books and Other Collections

Online Computer Library Center: REALM Project Test 1 Results

New York Library Association

Museum Association of New York

International Council of Museums

Association of College and Academic Libraries

Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists

Institute of Museum and Library Services