The suggestions in this document reflect our practical and spatial interpretations of existing guidelines from industry related organisations, international governmental guidelines and restrictions, implemented and evaluated solutions and findings from museums, galleries and restaurants from regions that have already opened up and online research.
Our toolkit is by no means a ‘one size fits all’ solution but is meant to trigger alternative thinking with regard to finding solutions for spatial challenges related to social distancing. It can also be used as a toolkit from which galleries can pick and choose what is relevant for them and further develop their own approach by making it location, site and situation specific, subject always to the applicable local or international COVID-19 rules and regulations.
Furthermore, we hope this document allows and challenges galleries to look at the spatial interventions from an aesthetical point of view as well and realise they might be lasting longer than originally expected. And encourage them to develop and execute a well-designed plan that offers visitors an optimal visitor journey and places art at the core, without getting distracted by gallery unworthy spatial interventions.
We believe this document could also support galleries in:
- Developing protocols to submit to local authorities
- Reassuring visitors
- Making visitors and staff feel at ease
- Enabling visitors to move around easily and reach their destination
- Enabling visitors to focus on the art presented
For more information on our Toolkit and to find out what we can do for you please contact Meike Hartelust at email@example.com