Subordinated to the Ministry of culture, the museums will resume on June 16. Meanwhile, private institutions continue to suffer losses and do not hurry to open. “Газета.Ru” tells how Moscow museums survived the pandemic and how you will operate after the lifting of restrictions.
From June 16 to Federal museums and museums-reserves to resume work in connection with the order of the Minister of culture of Russia Olga Lyubimova. To be inside can only be in masks and gloves and adherence to social distance. Meanwhile, private enterprises are not in a hurry to open despite the security measures, the risk of Contracting coronavirus for employees and visitors is still high.
“Open up in situation the epidemiological situation in which we find ourselves today, I don’t see any sense“, — said “Газете.Ru” chief-curator center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers Natalia Grigorieva-Litvinskaya.
the Museums will be open, but this does not mean that to enjoy art you will be the same as before the pandemic. “The majority of our visitors come to the Museum to relax. It’s their personal time for leisure. Drawing on the floor of squares and rectangles, putting every visitor to the caretaker, we do not create any positive atmosphere” — shared chief-curator Center of the Lumiere brothers.
before the introduction in Moscow of high alert from March 30, attendance plummeted, and the Center of the Lumiere brothers lost up to 90% of the turnover. Today the gallery assesses their losses at 15 million rubles. That the profits from ticket sales will increase dramatically with the start of work, Grigorieva-Litvinskaya does not believe: people do not run to the exhibition as “mentally not ready”.
the Direct losses of the Museum of Russian impressionism, associated with the lack of ticket sales, has now exceeded 11 million rubles. With no illusions about the high attendance, the General Director of the institution Yulia Petrova is planning to resume work from 1 July. Will be open for visitors the exposition and extended until August 23, the exhibition “Yuri Annenkov. Revolution behind the door.” due pandemic last worked for a month instead of the planned three, and had to be closed at the end of may. While ticket prices will remain the same.
During the pandemic financial issue for private cultural institutions have risen much sharper than for the subordinate. In contrast, the Center of the Lumiere brothers, the Museum of Russian impressionism and other private projects have not received state subsidies. Given the long lack of income, this support is needed now.
“No financial support for the not yet widespread. Announced the loans on wages and the right to withdraw fiscaltion payments can only get outreach NCO. We expect the responsible authorities confirming that the Museum of Russian impressionism entered in the register,” — said the Director of the Museum Julia Petrova.
the space Museum, administered by the Department of culture of Moscow, on the contrary, managed to fully preserve the health, and jobs. What was the loss of the coronavirus, the Agency Director Natalia artyukhina did not say: “We will be able to estimate them only by the end of the year, because they do not understand, how many to us will receive visitors, and when allowed to hold mass events”.
However, some financial difficulties did not stop.
the Cultural center will take visitors on 2 July, said its Director, Roman Romanov. It really is a question only about individual visits.
meanwhile, to return to normal museums can only closer to the fall, is convinced chief-curator Center of the Lumiere brothers Natalia Grigorieva-Litvinskaya.
“All will be restored necessarily, but expect it to fall very ill — said Grigorieva-Litvinskaya. — People have lost their jobs, had eaten their savings, sitting at home. I feel the tension in the society and all important mission of art, I’m afraid it is now will not be able to do it.”