NLA among institutions able to reopen 30 May
The National Library of Australia is among the national collecting institutions that will be able to reopen to the public from 30 May, according to an announcement from Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher.
A statement from the Minister said Australia’s collecting institutions (which also include the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Film and Sound Archives, Bundanon and the Australian National Maritime Museum) would be able to open ‘under strict guidelines to protect the public and those who work in the buildings’.
Special arrangements will be implemented to keep people safe, including timed entry, one-way flow through gallery spaces, increased signage and more frequent cleaning of touch areas. Visitors may be asked to provide their contact information to allow public health tracing.
Fletcher said, ‘After a challenging period, the reopening of the nation’s premier cultural institutions is an important step in the re-emergence of Australia’s cultural and creative economy. As the Prime Minister has made clear: now is the time to focus on bringing back the Australian way of life in a safe way.’
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