29 June 2020

The Reopening in Ottawa - Maybe

The first GLAM institution in Ottawa to reopen to the public is announced.

"The National Gallery of Canada announced on 26 June that it will reopen on Saturday, 18 July 2020. For this first phase of reopening, the NGC will reduce its operations to four days, from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The number of visitors will be also limited to ensure the safety of the public and Gallery staff."

The Canadian Museum of Nature is tentatively planning to reopen in September.

There is no indication of an opening date for other NCR cultural attractions, the Canadian Museum of History, Canadian War Museum, Canadian Science and Technology Museum, Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum, Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, and Library and Archives Canada.

Similarly, there is no reopening news for the Bytown and other museums in the
Ottawa Museum Network.

There is no further news on any reopening of city facilities, including the City Archives. Meeting facilities seem likely to remain closed for some time.

Although this is an inconvenience let's understand and support prudence in reopening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agreed. BT