UNESCO Survey: 13% Global Museums might be Closed Permanently

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On May 18, the International Museum Day, both the UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) published research results which indicated that global museums were severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 


In the face of the Covid-19, 85,000 museums worldwide experienced temporary closure, taken up to almost 90% of the total. In addition, only 5% of the museums in developing countries of Africa and small islands were available to deliver online content for audiences. Nearly 13% of global museums might be closed permanently.