Thousands visit Latvian art museum in experimental 'Covid-safety mode'

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April 21 to May 4, the first pilot project for the safe resumption of public activities at cultural venues was implemented at the Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMM) and was met with great interest, museum representatives said May 5.

The objective of the pilot project was to examine the feasibility of epidemiologically safe cultural events for visitors and employees in accordance with previously developed guidelines.

Visitors were able to booking a time in advance and visit the exhibit, joint project of the three Baltic States, Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States.

The LNMM representatives said that the museum was able to provide a steady flow of visitors and all related requirements of epidemiological safety, and that the scenario can be implemented in other cultural venues and museums.

The project was met with great interest, and in the two weeks, 4,040 people visited the exhibit. Already on the second day of the project, April 22, online bookings were closed due to excessive demand.

“The success of the pilot project was not only possible thanks to the implemented attendance rules, but also to the responsible behavior and mutual respect of the exhibition viewers,” said the museum.


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