Singapore Museums Reopening From 26 June 2020, New Measures To Be Put In Place

Singapore Museums Reopening From 26 June 2020, New Measures To Be Put In Place
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As Singapore moves into Phase 2: Safe Transition, Singapore museums will start reopening from 26 June 2020.

National Museum of Singapore, Asian Civilisations Museum Reopening 26 June

Gallery on Asian Religions at the Asian Civilisations Museum - Singapore Museums Reopening

According to an announcement on the National Heritage Board website, Asian Civilisations Museum and National Museum of Singapore will reopen from Friday, 26 June 2020.

Three other heritage centres, Indian Heritage Centre, Malay Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, will reopen a week later on Friday, 3 July 2020.

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Advisory on Safe Management Measures at Museums and Galleries

The National Heritage Board has issued an advisory to museum stakeholders that museums will be allowed reopen from 26 June 2020, subject to safe management measures.

So, what are some of the changes that we can expect as Singapore museums reopen?

One key measure is that the museum’s operating capacity must be brought down to 25%. This is to better manage visitor volume.

Groups of visitors will also be limited to a maximum of five. Groups will not be allowed to intermingle and have to maintain a safe distance of at least one metre from other groups.

No tours will be conducted during this time. No shared equipment such as audio guides or headphones will be available either.

Interactive exhibits, including children’s exhibitions or installations, will have to be removed or sectioned off as they are more high touch in nature.

Other safety measures that will be put in place as the museums reopen include visitor registration via SafeEntry, mask-wearing for visitors, temperature screening and regular cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

There will also be notices set up to remind visitors of prevailing safe management measures, the need to practice social responsibility and encourage the observance of new social norms.

Looking Forward to Safe Reopening of Museums and Galleries in Singapore

With all these measures in place, hopefully museum-goers will be able to enjoy Singapore’s museums and galleries safely once again.

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