REALM Project

Archives, Libraries,
and Museums



Public Health Crisis Management Playbook
for Archives, Libraries, and Museums

A set of guiding processes, resources, and tools to aid cultural heritage institutions when planning for, navigating through, and recovering from a significant public health emergency.


The REALM project has developed a variety of toolkit resources to help archives, libraries, and museums (LAMs) navigate their reopening journey during the COVID-19 pandemic. These free resources are available for download at the links below.


Reviews of the scientific literature pertinent to LAM operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and studies on how long the SARS-CoV-2 virus can survive on materials common to LAMs.

Considerations and checklists

Guides that synthesize public resources to help LAMs navigate decision making and manage uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resource Roundups

A curated collection of relevant articles and resources addressing LAM-specific COVID-19 pandemic topics.


On-demand webinars and events that cover COVID-19 pandemic topics such community reflections, reopening safely, and vaccine information.

Perspectives from the field

LAM professionals share their experiences navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, the evolution of policies, and what's on the horizon.

Understanding the project

An overview of REALM project goals and scope.