The Metropolitan Museum in New York plans to reopen its doors in mid-August “or maybe a few weeks later” with reduced hours and no guided tours to maintain social distance, this institution announced Tuesday.
The Metropolitan, which has been closed since March 13, is the first major museum in the city to announce the date of its reopening, while New York State Governor Andrew Como has not officially announced a deadline for lifting measures in the state.
The museum plans to have the process of reopening it in four stages for each area of the state most affected by the epidemic in Covid 19.
Artistic activities will resume in the fourth and final stage. New York City has not yet been authorized to enter the first phase of lifting closure measures.
In addition to the previous measures, the Metropolitan Museum will not organize conferences or concerts until the end of 2020 to avoid gatherings that lead to the spread of the Coruna virus.
The reopening will be the official launch of the “Make the Dead” exhibition (the metropolitan industry) celebrating the museum’s 150th anniversary, which was due to open on March 30th. The museum also announced on Tuesday the cancellation of its annual party in New York, which had been postponed.