Reopening museums

Germany, South Korea, China, Switzerland, and Poland have been among the first countries to relax Covid19-related restrictions, and others are following steadily. This means that life slowly will go back to normal, but it also entails facing many a challenge to meet security measures, especially in public spaces.

As regards museums and in view of helping them in this difficult phase, ICOM (International Council of Museums) has published a complete list of the basic measures that can be taken to protect the health of both visitors and staff. Also, the Spanish committee of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), associated with UNESCO, has published recommendations regarding the reopening of cultural goods, museums, and heritage equipment and their adaptation to what has been called the "new normality".

Still, some museums have decided not to open their doors until access in full safety will be guaranteed. They are also assessing whether they can open progressively without putting at risk their economic viability.

The museums that take part in the Birth Cultures project, Frauenmuseum Hittisau, Frauenmuseum Merano and Gender Museum in Kharkiv, are currently finalizing the preparation of the Birth Cultures exhibition to be, hopefully, opened on June 27, 2020 at the Frauenmuseum in Hittisau.

For those of you who are wondering what the exhibition of Birth Cultures will be like, have a look at the video here below for a first insight!

Video: Birth Cultures: A short description of the exhibition floor plan and model


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