Museum Measures in the Age of Covid-19 (ctd.)

May 19 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

Many of Italy's museums are reopening this week as part of the country's exit from lockdown. It is clear that enforced social distancing will affect the way visitors travel around exhibitions and displays.

In anticipation of the reopening of the Scuderie del Quirinale's 'once in a lifetime' Raphael exhibition in Rome, The Arts Newspaper has reported on the measures that have been brought in to protect visitors.

An interview with director Matteo Lafranconi provides the following details;

Lanfranconi said. “We are implementing a sort of militarised system; it’s not very pleasant.”

Tickets for the show need to be booked in advance online. Upon arrival at the Scuderie del Quirinale, visitors will be welcomed by a guard and organised into groups of six. They will move through the exhibition with the guard “who will act not as a guide but as a chaperone throughout their visit. He is responsible for the safety of the group,” Lanfranconi explained. A new group of six visitors will start its journey through the show every five minutes, he added. The total time of each visit will be 80 minutes.

 

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