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“Museums Are Opening To A New Audience…”

The Washington Post/Sept. 10, 2020 by Shannon McMahon

“As cooler weather approaches, many grounded travelers will not be able to escape to the outdoors as they did during the summer. Beyond staying at home amid the expected winter rise in covid-19 cases and braving the cold outdoors, however, there is a middle ground: the cavernous museum.

Museums now virtually guarantee visitors six feet of space for social distancing, thanks to new capacity limits and required time slots. What is a better window to far-off continents and subcultures than a gilded art gallery, a towering artifacts hall or even an ancient Egyptian temple plucked from a desert and re-erected indoors?

With their 2020 reopenings following months-long closures that began with the pandemic in March, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York recently bet…” READ MORE

KEY TAKEAWAY: Minus tourists, museums discovering new visitors locally


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