Photos: Museums and art galleries reopen after lockdown

UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:03 PM IST
A worker cleans a model of a dinosaur displayed at the Government Museum in Chennai after it was reopened on November 10. Museums, art galleries and exhibitions across the country welcomed visitors back in on November 10, with revised guidelines for their operation by the Ministry of Culture coming into effect. (Arun Sankar / AFP)
Security guards in protective suits and visitors waiting distantly to enter the Indian Museum, as it reopens after nearly eight months of shutdown since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata on November 10. (Bikas Das / AP)
A woman walks around a gallery at the Indian Museum in Kolkata on November 10.The new guidelines released last week have made sanitization of premises at regular intervals and wearing of masks by all visitors mandatory for facilities to operate. (Bikas Das / AP)
Visitors inside the National Gallery of Modern Art after it reopened in New Delhi on November 10. The return of such venues is the latest relaxation under Unlock 5.0 guidelines that are meant to return life and the economy to pre-lockdown levels of functioning with adequate precautions. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
A family looks at exhibits on display at the Indian Museum in Kolkata on November 10. The museum, as well as Science City, another city attraction, were adapting to Covid-19 by restricting the flow of people in halls and also limiting visiting hours, officiating Director of Indian Museum, Kolkata, A D Choudhury told PTI. (Bikas Das / AP)
Visitors in the lawns at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata on the day it reopened to the public. Victoria Memorial was on the other hand pushing for contactless online ticketing with physical tickets available for those without smartphones. A cap of 500 visitors at a time has also been placed on the lawns. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)
A visitor looks at the paintings on display at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi on November 10. The standard operating procedures (SoPs) in place have for now barred use of audio guides by venues unless they can be disinfected after every use. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
Visitors look at bronze statues displayed at the Government Museum in Chennai on November 10. The ministry in a statement said that the reopening was also in light of the festive season, so that the public can once again enjoy exploring rich cultural heritage of India. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

A worker cleans a model of a dinosaur displayed at the Government Museum in Chennai after it was reopened on November 10. Museums, art galleries and exhibitions across the country welcomed visitors back in on November 10, with revised guidelines for their operation by the Ministry of Culture coming into effect. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

Security guards in protective suits and visitors waiting distantly to enter the Indian Museum, as it reopens after nearly eight months of shutdown since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata on November 10. (Bikas Das / AP)

A woman walks around a gallery at the Indian Museum in Kolkata on November 10.The new guidelines released last week have made sanitization of premises at regular intervals and wearing of masks by all visitors mandatory for facilities to operate. (Bikas Das / AP)

Visitors inside the National Gallery of Modern Art after it reopened in New Delhi on November 10. The return of such venues is the latest relaxation under Unlock 5.0 guidelines that are meant to return life and the economy to pre-lockdown levels of functioning with adequate precautions. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

A family looks at exhibits on display at the Indian Museum in Kolkata on November 10. The museum, as well as Science City, another city attraction, were adapting to Covid-19 by restricting the flow of people in halls and also limiting visiting hours, officiating Director of Indian Museum, Kolkata, A D Choudhury told PTI. (Bikas Das / AP)

Visitors in the lawns at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata on the day it reopened to the public. Victoria Memorial was on the other hand pushing for contactless online ticketing with physical tickets available for those without smartphones. A cap of 500 visitors at a time has also been placed on the lawns. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A visitor looks at the paintings on display at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi on November 10. The standard operating procedures (SoPs) in place have for now barred use of audio guides by venues unless they can be disinfected after every use. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Visitors look at bronze statues displayed at the Government Museum in Chennai on November 10. The ministry in a statement said that the reopening was also in light of the festive season, so that the public can once again enjoy exploring rich cultural heritage of India. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

About The Gallery

Based on the Unlock 5.0 guidelines, museums, exhibitions and art galleries under the Ministry of Culture have begun reopening after nearly eight months of lockdown since March. The ministry in a statement while issuing its directive had said that the reopening was also in light of the festive season, so that the public can once again enjoy exploring rich cultural heritage of India. Detailed SOPs on preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19 have been outlined and are being implemented across facilities.

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