The leaders of the museum allowed free entry to people to encourage the economic reopening

| 09/12/2020 | ionicons-v5-c19: 07 | . |

BRAZIL.- The Museum of Modern Art (MAM) of Rio de Janeiro, one of the most emblematic of Brazil, reopened its doors to the public this Saturday after a six-month break forced by the new pandemic coronavirus, which has left more than 130,000 dead and almost 4.3 million confirmed cases in the country.

Located in the exclusive Aterro do Flamengo neighborhood, the Museum It again received visitors under a strict sanitary protocol and on a schedule that, for now, is limited to weekly operation between Thursday and Sunday.

In a greater number than the one that used to appear before the suspension of activities in March, due to the pandemic, dozens of people visited this Saturday the Museum, in which special sanitary mats were arranged, in addition to generalized rules such as the use of a mask and distancing.

One of the novelties was to withdraw the compulsory entrance fee to the site, allowing visitors to enter for free or voluntarily pay some value as a contribution to the maintenance of the site. Museum starting at a suggested price and can be donated online to avoid lines.

« We are committed to serving the community, opening our doors for everyone to visit and that is why admission to the museum becomes free or with a voluntary contribution, » Fabio Szwarcwald, director of MAM Río, said in a statement.

Endowed with a particular architecture, the MAM Río allows for a quiet and spacious circulation by visitors, who will be limited to a number of 200 people per hour.

The standards adopted, according to Deputy Director Lucimara Letelier, follow the International Council of Museums guidelines for reopening amid the slowdown in the pandemic and in which health, education, design, museology and security professionals participated for their implementation.

The multifaceted exhibitions « Irmãos Campana – 35 Revoluções » and « Wanda Pimentel », which were already on the billboard, and the new « Campos Interpostos », the last two with the joint police station of Fernando Cocchiarale and Fernanda Lopes, were in charge of reopening the doors of the MAM Rio.

On September 5, the futuristic Museum Tomorrow, in the Plaza Mauá, Rio de Janeiro’s port area, had been the first to reopen its doors in the « Cidade Maravilhosa ».