Since March the city has been devoid of it’s arts and culture institutions. Closed for three months, number of the city’s museums and galleries are preparing to reopen their galleries and restart activities to coincide with Phase 3 of BC’s Restart.
As with all business reopenings, there will of course be new health and safety procedures and protocols.
Let’s look at what’s opening this month:
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street : Reopening June 11, 2020
Visitors are asked to stay home if feeling ill. Timed tickets, available in 15 minute intervals, must be purchased in advance. Follow directional signage, and maintain a two metre physical distance from other visitors.
Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave : Reopening June 11, 2020
Entry is by north doors only, exit by south doors, follow one-way directional signage within the museum. Tickets will be sold in 15 minute intervals limiting museum capacity to 50 guests.
Burrard Arts Foundation Gallery, 258 East 1st Avenue : Opening June 13, 2020
Masks or face-covering is mandatory. Limited visitors at any time within the gallery or one-on-one viewing by appointment.
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street : Reopening June 15, 2020
Visitors must self-assess their health, and stay home if feeling at all unwell.
Timed-entry tickets, available in one-hour intervals, must be purchased in advance. Galleries will have limited capacity, and directional signage to prevent congestion.
The Polygon Gallery, 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver : Reopening June 18, 2020
Limited reopening of Gift Shop and Ground Floor Gallery, main gallery reopening in September. More information to come.
H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut Street : Reopening plan for the Centre still in the works. However, the Space Centre plans an outdoor event June 20, 2020 to coincide with the Summer Solstice, details to be announced.
As with everything during the Covid-19 era, all dates and restrictions are subject to change. If we all continue to do our part to hold the Covid-19 numbers at bay, we will be treated to more reopening soon.