Director of the Tretyakov gallery Zelfira Tregulova says about how there was a decision.
the Museum is one of the most visited and popular. Therefore, it is difficult for us to execute the order of the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, which prohibits cultural events, which are attended by more than 50 people. However, today we did not close the Museum. We have about 100 rooms in buildings in Lavrushinsky lane and Krymsky Val. On a weekday in the permanent exhibition halls in the Lavrushinsky comes about a thousand people, much less for a permanent exhibition on the Crimean shaft. A simple calculation shows that the crowds in the halls there.
However, to comply with the requirements of the order of the Ministry of culture, in particular that all visitors were in preventive masks, we can’t. Pharmacies buy mask today is not easy. To me at least it failed before.
Pushkin Museum Pushkin was closed to visitors until April 10
After meetings with colleagues, the Museum took the decision to close to visitors on March 18. The exhibition “Russian fairy tale…” is already closed. Precisely because it aroused great interest, came and parents with children, grandparents with children, were forced to close in the first place. We cannot guarantee compliance with the conditions – no more than fifty people in the room at the same time. I really hope that we will be able to extend it, but… who knows.
Now we are working very hard to tickets purchased at the box office, it was possible to return online.
And, of course, intensively plan our life in a new environment.
While preparing the material, it was reported the closure of the State Historical Museum March 18 to April 10. As stated in the official report, “for the first time in 20 years the largest Museum complex is closed for such a long period for the health safety of visitors to the Museum and its staff. The decision to close is taken in accordance with the order of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation “About the activities administered by the Ministry of culture of the organizations in terms of the threat of the spread of new coronavirus infections on the territory of the Russian Federation” dated March 16, 2020.