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After warnings that a third of US museums could close, a survey indicates that just 15% are at significant risk

Poll conducted in April yields optimism that financial fallout from the pandemic will be less severe than feared

Smithsonian will reopen its remaining ten museums on a staggered schedule starting next month

Venues in Washington, DC and New York will require masks and many will have reduced hours

Smithsonian will reopen eight museums and other venues in May after more than five-month closures

National of Gallery of Art also plans to open its West Building in Washington, DC

Los Angeles museums are revving up to reopen

Amid decline in Covid-19 cases, governor lifts a closure mandate that had stirred some dissent

Five Philadelphia museums jointly announce that they are reopening this month

Institutions act on go-ahead from the city after their second closing in November

Discover Raphael’s creative process with new state-of-the-art renovation of V&A's Cartoons Court

New 3D imagery reveals secrets of the Renaissance masterpieces as space reopens in time for 500th anniversary of Old Master's death

New York clears the way for the city's museums to reopen

MoMA, the Whitney, the Morgan, the American Folk Art Museum, the New Museum, the Guggenheim and the Brooklyn Museum announce plans to welcome the public, joining the Met and the New-York Historical Society

Picasso show sells out before it even reopens—but Royal Academy of Arts is still making a loss

The London institution has reopened after four months of coronavirus lockdown but under very different circumstances

Canadanews

Art Gallery of Ontario reopens with other Canadian museums to follow this month

Institutions across the country are cautiously welcoming back visitors

'I am not too worried by crowd problems': Louvre director predicts visitor numbers will drop by 80%

Jean-Luc Martinez believes that capitalising on the museum's permanent collection will be key to recovery

Met plans to reopen flagship building on 29 August after five-month shutdown

Other New York museums are expected to follow its lead, but it all depends on the city entering Phase 4 of reopening

Visitors return to Crystal Bridges amid adaptations and provocations

The contemporary American art museum in Bentonville, Arkansas reopened with timely exhibitions and installations on racial injustice

Gallery Weekend Beijing draws a local crowd to a city cautiously reawakening

Event was postponed from March due to coronavirus and, while China is still closed to international visitors, mainland collectors were eager to attend and spend

High Museum in Atlanta will open for child summer art camps in June

School-ages visitors will have the run of the institution for a month before it opens to members, front-line and healthcare workers, with public reopening set for 18 July

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London's Tate museums' plans for reopening—here's how it will work

Director of the Tate, Maria Balshaw, tells us about financial concerns, coordinating openings with other institutions, and how many visitors they are expecting

French museums reveal plans to re-open in June and July

Louvre is "is working towards a planned reopening on 6 July" with strict rules for social distancing and 70% of the museum open to the public

Houston, do we have a problem? The verdict on early museum openings in Texas

Plus, Ralph Rugoff on Southbank Centre's possible closure. Produced in association with Christie's

Five European museum directors explain their reopening strategies

From capped visitor numbers to surgical gloves and temperature checks, here's how cultural institutions are getting ready to leave lockdown

Mixed feelings: what it was like to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in the wake of Covid-19

Glasstire's publisher Brandon Zech shares his personal experience attending the museum's reopening this weekend

Here are the US and European museums that have announced when they are reopening

As governments loosen lockdown restrictions, institutions map out ways of seeking to limit the spread of coronavirus

The Met will not reopen until mid-August at the earliest

The museum also cancels tours, talks, concerts and events through the end of the year

After two-month shutdown, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is reopening this weekend

Institution adopts new policies to foster “the safest possible conditions”

Italian museums start to reopen from today after €55bn lifeline from government

National spending package includes emergency support for state museums, arts organisations and cultural businesses

Van Gogh Museum to reopen on 1 June, but with only a tenth of its usual visitors

Closure is having a catastrophic impact on the finances of the museum, which normally gets half its income from ticket sales

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UK galleries and auction houses can reopen from 1 June, government says

Art trade associations have been lobbying to be recognised as “non-essential retail” in phase two of the lockdown exit roadmap; museums will have to wait until phase three in July

Blockbuster Edward Hopper show is relaunched as Swiss museums come out of 'recent slumber'

Museums in South Korea and Hong Kong have also started reopening after coronavirus lockdowns

When MoMA reopens, its budget will have shrunk by $45m and its staff by 17%

Museum director Glenn D. Lowry describes it as taking a “chainsaw” to spending

Sotheby’s prepares to reopen galleries in New York and London

Chief executive Charles Stewart lays plans for the auction house’s flagship sales to be held in New York next month

We went to one of the first German museums to reopen after the lockdown—here's what it was like

Poles and ribbons are used at the Brandenburg State Museum for Modern Art in Cottbus to practice social distancing

Reopenings update: Uffizi Galleries drastically cut capacity and launch TikTok account

Perrotin Gallery leads commercial charge by launching two-month rotating show involving 26 Paris dealers

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Beijing reopens Forbidden City in time for May Day holiday

State museums in the Chinese capital will reopen with crowd control measures for "golden week" of travel

One-way visitor traffic and a ban on audio tours: guidelines for reopening museums emerge

Brussels museums release their planned safety measures along with the museum ethics organisation Cimam

Museums in Belgium and Italy to reopen mid-May under phased lifting of lockdown

Belgian museum director says his institution is “ready to serve as a test room”

Notre Dame's construction site to reopen next week

A team will enter the Paris cathedral site on Monday to make arrangements for around 50 construction workers to return from early May

German museums prepare to reopen, gradually and with precautions

The first museums open today in the state of Brandenburg in a gradual easing of the coronavirus lockdown; bigger museums may take longer to reopen

Shanghai's galleries reopen after Covid-19 with optimistic spate of spring shows

Temperature and health QR code checks at the entrance are still required

All eyes on Asia: normality is still a long way off as museums emerge from lockdown

Visitor numbers at some of the world’s most popular art venues have nosedived and uncertainty for the future remains

China, South Korea and Japan start to reopen museums after strict coronavirus lockdown

Shanghai's Power Station of Art and Shanghai Museum welcomed visitors today after China's tough measures helped curb the spread of the disease