Ontario Museum Association Survey on the Impacts of COVID-19 for Ontario Museums

We know that COVID-19 has created a challenging and unprecedented environment for Ontario's museum operations. Since the pandemic began, the OMA has been working to respond to and voice the concerns and diverse needs of our sector, including presentations and submissions at the provincial and federal levels. 

We ask that you complete this second Survey to capture impacts of COVID-19 on museums to the end of July 2020. Survey responses provide evidence that forms the foundation of our advocacy work with government, funders, and other organizations.

This second Survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, and the results will be widely shared with the sector as a reference. 

Please respond to the Survey by September 4, 2020. 


The data collected will be confidential, and will only be reported in an anonymous and aggregated form.


In light of the complex and evolving situation, please answer the questions the best that you can and with your current information.  If you have any questions or further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at community@museumsontario.ca.

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* 1. Name of your museum

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* 2. Museum Postal Code

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* 3. Your Name

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* 4. Your email address

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* 5. Is your museum a seasonal museum?

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* 6. At this time, do you anticipate your museum will reopen to visitors in 2020?

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* 7. Museum Current Status for Visitors

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* 8. Closure Start Date

Date

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* 9. Re-Open Date (if known)

Date

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* 10. What modifications to your operations have you made to open to visitors? (Check all that apply.)

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* 11. What factors are impacting your ability to operate in 2020 ? (Check all that apply)

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* 12. Please estimate the percent reduction in your revenue for the period of March thru July 2020. 

Example
March-July 2019: $30,000 revenue
March-July 2020: $  3,000 revenue
= 90% reduction in revenue

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* 13. What types of revenue have been  negatively  affected? (Check all that apply.)

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* 14. What are your estimated increased costs due to the pandemic ?  (An estimate is fine, no need for a dollar sign ($)). Leave blank if unknown or use "0" if none.

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* 15. What types of increased costs has your museum experienced? (Check all that apply.)

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* 16. Have you applied, or will you apply, for the  Museums Assistance Program COVID-19 Emergency Support  by September 1, 2020? (Check one)

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* 17. Which of the following programs has our museum received financial support from to date? (Check all that apply)

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* 18. How have your staffing levels been affected by the pandemic since March 2020? (Put zero if none)

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* 19. How has the pandemic impacted volunteer opportunities at your museum? (Check all that apply.)

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* 20. What digital/virtual engagements have you put in place  as a result of COVID-19  since March 2020?  (Check all that apply.)

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* 21. Please select the option that best reflects your level of confidence around whether your museum will have sufficient financial resources to operate in 2021 .

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* 22. What assistance should the Ontario Museum Association provide to support your response to COVID-19? Please weight each item from Low Priority (1) to High Priority (4)

  Low Priority High Priority
Sharing museums' responses to COVID
Online revenue generation training
Facilitating connections or conversations between museums
Group purchasing for supplies, technology, software and/or services
Governance support
Advisory Service (one on one)
Increased Advocacy to government for additional funding
Business Planning support
Links to vendors of pandemic-related goods and services (e.g. PPE vendors, ticketing software, etc.)
Digital programming training
Promotion/marketing of member museums

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* 23. Has your museum been affected by COVID-19 in any way not covered in the Survey above? Could the Ontario Museum Association support you in another way? If Yes, please tell us more about your situation.

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