PARIS (Reuters) – A Paris museum dedicated to the work of sculptor Alberto Giacometti re-opened to the public on Friday, one of the first art centres to test the waters after France eased its coronavirus lockdown.
Visitors attend the reopening of the Giacometti Institute Museum after France begun a gradual end to a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Paris, France May 15, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
Allowing 10 people in every 20 minutes, with reservation only, the Giacometti Institute’s new guidelines include spaced out queuing spots and shortened opening hours.
But with major museums that cover much greater surface areas like the Louvre obliged to close for now, art lovers were happy to feast their eyes on the collection after France began exiting its 8-week shutdown on Monday.
“Outside work I usually spend my whole time in museums … and I’ve really been missing it since mid-March,” said Laurent Koch, a finance worker who was one of the…
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