This page includes resources for Cultural Institutions (including museums, galleries and libraries) on work health and safety, workers’ compensation and COVID-19. 

Cultural institutions are mainly engaged in the preservation and exhibition of heritage objects and artefacts or visual arts and crafts with aesthetic, historical, cultural, and/or educational value. They may also include libraries or archives, which collect and maintain collections of books, documents or other media. Examples of cultural institutions include: 

  • art galleries and museums
  • historical or heritage places, sites or houses
  • natural history and science museums
  • social history museums
  • transport and maritime museums
  • war memorials and museums 
  • libraries and archives

Workplaces in this industry may include art and portrait galleries, museums, science and technology centres, libraries, archives, war memorials, shrine and memorial complexes, or cultural heritage centres, buildings or sites. They are visited by individuals or groups of people, and can include tours led by tour guides or facilitated with technology. 

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