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Looking ahead of the curve: some Chinese museums are starting to re-open

Whilst many of our members’ museums and galleries here in the UK are in the thick of emergency planning, having had to close to the public, we have been looking ahead to find out what happens at the other end of the ‘curve’.  How are museums in China responding to the lifting of restriction of movements as they start to re-open their museums, galleries and cultural institutions?  As they start to re-open, what measures are museums and galleries putting in place to protect and reassure their visitors?

This week we are sharing three articles about museums in China.

Half of China’s provincial museums reopened on 24 March 2020

Attractions continue to open nationwide across China

Virtual visits reveal museums’ magic

Over the coming weeks we will publish articles and interviews from across the global ICOM network to share how our colleagues in other countries and continents are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on their organisations.

If you have stories, advice, best practice examples to share from your International Committees (ICs) or National Committee (NC) contacts, please get in touch with us at