Select language:

More than half of Russian museums open to visitors

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / More than half of Russian museums open to visitors

More than half of Russian museums open to visitors


10.07.2020

Photo credit: mos.ru

More than 50% of federal museums across the country already receive visitors, TASS reports. According to the Minister of Culture Olga Lyubimova, this question depends primarily on how the epidemiological situation in the regions evoloves. Furthermore, it is also important whether cultural institutions themselves are ready for the opening, she added.

The minister noted that now everyone who wants to visit their favorite museums can familiarize themselves with new exhibition projects in a relaxed atmosphere. There are not too many visitors in museums, and this is done purposefully.

Russian museums closed in mid-March as part of restrictions aimed at combating the spread of coronavirus infection. In Moscow, museums began to receive their first visitors on July 1, 2, and 3. The Peter and Paul Fortress was the first to open in St.Petersburg on July 6. Museums in other Russian regions are waiting for visitors as well.

However, some restrictions still apply. They relate to the number of visitors, the need to comply with the mask regime. In addition, museums organized special routes so that the public could maintain a social distance, and the flow of spectators did not intersect. Tickets must be purchased in advance. In addition, excursions are not allowed into museums.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject

Publications

Business and philanthropy walked in parallel in pre-revolutionary Russia. Big entrepreneurs were often also big philanthropists. They built hospitals, theaters, orphanages, and almshouses. Today the Museum of Entrepreneurs, Patrons, and Philanthropists in Moscow supports and promotes their legacy. Nadezhda Smirnova, museum director, told the Russkiy Mir about the high standard set by the philanthropists of pre-revolutionary Russia.
Few people are aware that Yoko Ono, John Lennon's wife who has spent most of her life in the United States, was brought up under the influence of her Russian aunt, Anna Bubnova. For over half a century, the estate where she grew up has been home to the museum of Alexander Pushkin. The poet had visited the Tver village of Bernovo more than once.