Press Release, 26 May 2020
In line with the Dutch Cabinet’s decision, the Drents Museum will once again open its doors to visitors on Monday, 1 June 2020, at noon. In order to make your visit as safe as possible, the Drents Museum is taking all the necessary precautions and has drawn up extra house rules. The Museum is following the guidelines set by the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health) and the protocol of the Museum Association. Ticket sales started 20 May 2020, and tickets can only be bought via the Museum’s website.
Managing Director Harry Tupan: ‘We look forward to welcoming our visitors again from 1 June 2020. Behind the scenes, we are getting everything ready for the reopening, so that visitors will be able to enjoy the beautiful art and culture in the Museum in a safe, hospitable and responsible manner.’
The Drents Museum has made the necessary preparations for a ‘coronaproof’ visit. The flow of visitors is regulated by means of online tickets with a time slot. In order to guarantee the 1.5-metre distance, guard lines and reminder stickers have been placed at strategic points, and the maximum capacity of the various galleries is clearly indicated. Walking routes have been laid out in a number of galleries. Of course, there are additional hygiene guidelines for visitors and museum staff. For example, transparent screens have been placed on the counters and in the café. There are also dispensers to disinfect your hands and cleaning measures have been amplified.
Visitors to the Drents Museum will soon be able to enjoy a number of exhibitions, which have been extended in connection with the corona crisis. Barbizon of the North – The Discovery of the Drenthe Landscape 1850-1950 will be on display in the main gallery until 13 September 2020. The paintings of David Schnell, one of Germany’s most important contemporary artists, is on view in the Abbey Church until 27 September 2020. The impressive installation Diasporalia by the Belgian artist Koen Theys and the intimate work of Wout Muller can be admired until 13 September 2020. The Museum Shop and Café Krul will also reopen. In KINK, the exhibition space in De Nieuwe Kolk, the Museum is presenting the exhibition Saskia Boelsums - Landscape Revisited until 27 June 2020.