To reopen, galleries are required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan that details how the gallery will reopen responsibly and comply with Government and public health authority guidelines, physical distancing and containment measures.
The PGAV has prepared this resource to guide galleries in this process with the aim of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting staff, volunteers and visitors against infection.
The PGAV acknowledges the support of Museums & Galleries Queensland, Museums & Galleries of NSW and Conservator, Christine Ianna in preparing this resource.
Version 1.0 - Published 26 May 2020.
Version 2.0 - Published 22 June 2020.
Version 3.0 - Published 7 July 2020. Includes closure of public galleries across metropolitan (including outer metropolitan) Melbourne from 11:59pm Wednesday 8 July.
Version 4.0 - Published 6 August 2020. Includes Stage 4 Restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 Restrictions for regional Victoria.
Version 5.0 - Published 17 November 2020. Includes Stage 3 Restrictions across Victoria effective from 11:59pm Sunday 8 November.
Version 6.0 - Published 24 November 2020. Includes Final Step restrictions across Victoria, effective from 11:59pm Sunday 22 November.
Version 7.0 - Published 16 December 2020. Includes COVIDSafe Sumer restrictions across Victoria, effective from 11:59pm Sunday 6 December.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.