Galleries and small museums could be reopened during the first stage of France's easing of lockdown, although the public will still need to adhere to social distancing and other safety measures.
The UK is waiting with baited breath for Boris to announce on Sunday the Government's plans for the next stage in its response to the pandemic; could it be that galleries and museums are amongst the earliest businesses to reopen in this country too?
The Fondation Giacometti in Paris, a small establishment, is planning to reopen on 15 May. “We've decided to open soon because it's important to serve the public and reintroduce people to artworks after this virtual-viewing period and to say, symbolically, that the world is starting again and that culture is here,” Catherine Grenier, the foundation's director, tells The Art Newspaper. “We're asking people to register online to enable us to have small groups of ten people every 20 minutes and to come wearing masks.”