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Fine art and face masks: London’s Victoria and Albert Museum reopens 138 days later

Five thousand years of art and design historical past might be joined by some extra trendy objects when London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum reopens on Thursday – hand sanitiser dispensers and protecting screens.

Mask-wearing guests might be allowed to tour reveals on two of the museum’s flooring, strolling via 250 years of European Renaissance art, a stunning Islamic Middle East gallery, and 5 centuries of style from around the globe.

Tickets are free however guests might be allowed in on a booking-only foundation after months of coronavirus-enforced closure, marking one other step in Britain’s tentative financial and cultural reopening.

“We want people to enjoy themselves again after all these months of looking at screens – to go and see an artefact for yourself, to stand in front of an object, that’s what’s so important,” said museum director Tristram Hunt.

“The V&A has been closed for 138 days, the longest period of closure in its history.”

A museum technician cleans the V&A Rotunda Chandelier by Dale Chihuly during preparations to reopen the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused its closure, in London, Britain, August 4, 2020. Picture taken August 4, 2020.

A museum technician cleans the V&A Rotunda Chandelier by Dale Chihuly throughout preparations to reopen the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum, after the outbreak of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) precipitated its closure, in London, Britain, August 4, 2020. Picture taken August 4, 2020.
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The 160-year-old museum, named after Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert, has been modified to satisfy the calls for of social distancing rules designed to stop the unfold of a COVID-19 pandemic that has killed greater than 46,000 folks in Britain alone.

Hand sanitiser dispensers have been dotted across the sprawling, mosaic-floored constructing. The present store and cafe have been geared up with protecting screens.

Further sections of the V&A’s seven miles of galleries will reopen in phases later within the month.

“What we’ve all discovered is that it’s relatively easy to close, but it’s a lot more difficult to reopen,” Hunt said.

“We’ve got the pubs open, we’ve got the football playing, that’s great. But museums, galleries, schools, places where people can nurture their souls is really important.”

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