Girl Tribe Recommends: Art – MET Reopening

By Ella Santomero

Since March 13, 2020 the Metropolitan museum has been closed because of covid, which was the first time it was closed for more than three days in over a century, and museum has opened its doors to the public on August 29. Max Hollein, the director of the Met stated “Opening the Met’s doors is an important signal for new york, and for all of us…this will be a time for New Yorkers to reconnect with their favorite artworks and spaces in their museums.” The museum has been following the guidelines issued by the Center of Disease control (CDC) such as; limiting visitors to 25% of the previous capacity, which will make the daily population of the galeries from 5000 visitors to about 2000, also school groups are not yet permitted access to the museum, which might hurt them financially but will insure the safety of others. The met will also enhance cleaning procedures, require face coverings,and put out hand sanitizing stations throughout the museum, as well as having mandatory temperature checks before entrance. The museum also encourages 6 feet social distancing by having signs that say “keep right” “exit only”, to control the flow of traffic. There will also be valet parking for bike riders, which has never been done before, in order to avoid mass transit. In addition to the safety regulations, the Met will have a travel restriction limiting the visitors to mostly locals instead of tourists which in the past made up 70% of the museums visitors. Because of all of these safety regulations, the Metropolitan museum can act as fun and informative trip that people can go to without the fear of being unsafe.

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