From now on, are closed, the Austrian Federal museums, such as on Wednesday, it was announced. The measure to curb the Coronavirus should apply at least until the end of March. Are affected, among other things, the art historical and the Technical Museum in Vienna, but also the Albertina and the Belvedere castle.
During the exhibition homes in Italy due to the Corona epidemic since the 7. March are closed, the Louvre in Paris, on the 9. March, announced that he was going to throttle the traffic. Access only to people who have bought an Online Ticket. Also in France the rule is now that events over 1000 people, should not take place.
And in Switzerland? Here are all of the museums are still open. However, it was decided that the Masi Lugano will move the long-planned exhibition with works from the Bührle collection – originally the Show was to be opened this week. Is scheduled the opening of new-to-5. May. The Museum on the southern edge of the Ticino, however, remains still open, as most of the houses in the country.
Similar it sounds to the Museum of fine arts Bern , the Kunstmuseum Basel or Kunstmuseum Winterthur . In the local Museum Reinhart at the moat time on Tuesday at noon in the Carl-Spitzweg-exhibition to be found approximately 20 people. All museums want to maintain the Museum operation; unless the cantonal health authorities ordered the closure.
Waiting for Friday, the 13.
Also at the communications Department of the Federal office for culture, reference is made to the cantonal authorities. So going to be closed, for example, the Federal government belonging to the national Museum in Zurich, only then, if the Canton or the city of Zurich wanted to.
All requested museums to refer to the coming Friday, the 13. March. Then the Federal government plans to announce new recommendations and instructions for the prevention and mitigation of Corona-epidemic. Silke Kellner-Morgenthaler, spokesperson for the Fondation Beyeler , says, that the figures in the last two weeks of a fall in the previously successful Edward Hopper exhibition have registered. The Museum will have visitors at any time more than 1000 and not the case, therefore, under the currently applicable event of prohibition by the Federal office for health.
Melanie Imhof from the Department of Presidential Affairs in Basel tells us to a question: "A closure of the Basel museums is currently not an issue. However, we are monitoring the situation constantly and are in exchange with the health Department and the cantonal crisis."
Created: 11.03.2020, 13:47 PMUpdated Date: 11 March 2020, 13:02