During the closing months due to the health crisis, the main state museums have been preparing for the reopening. Finally, the first weekend of June has been the date chosen for the reopening of some of the capital’s great museums.
To celebrate the return of the general public, it has been agreed that both on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7, admission to them is free, and the tickets must be purchased through their official websites or through the telephone sale, to avoid contacts .
The main objective of the sanitary measures to be followed is to offer maximum safety to both visitors and workers, but at the same time to enjoy visits to these temples of knowledge. Therefore, the capacity is reduced to a third of the usual, while visitors must always wear the mask and respect the different ones. For their part, the museums will offer hydroalcoholic gels, as well as QR codes that will contain information about the paintings and exhibitions.
The Prado Museum wanted to return with a very special project entitled ‘Reencuentro’ and that can be enjoyed until next September 13. This project chooses the main gallery of the museum as the nerve center of the tour. In this interesting exhibition works that ordinarily occupy different parts of the gallery will coexist, such as Saturn devouring his son of Goya, who will find himself next to another painting with the same theme, this one made by Rubens in 1636. Also in the Las Meninas, the jesters also painted by Velázquez will accompany the royal family.
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía reduces its total capacity to 938 people, it has been converted by deploying a comprehensive signage plan in its rooms, in addition to reducing the price of admission to 5 euros.
Meanwhile, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum extends two of its temporary exhibitions that had already been able to be visited before the health crisis, one on Rembrandt and the portrait in Amsterdam and another on the artist Joan Jonas, and of course, all visitors will be able to continue touring the permanent collection, always respecting sanitary measures.
On Tuesday, June 9, the reopening of other emblematic spaces such as the Archaeological Museum, the Sorolla Museum or the Museum of Romanticism has been set and they have agreed that admission is free until July 31. This will also be done on the same day, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museum of Anthropology, the Cerralbo Museum, among others, who will join this initiative.