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Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is Reopening

2021-01-20 02:51:20 Art & Entertainment


The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is reopening on Tuesday, 5 January, 2021. Visitors can now reserve appointment and preferred slots on the museum website

After almost nine months of closure due to the pandemic and escalating number of cases, KNMA is reopening its doors to welcome the public in smaller numbers to enjoy exhibitions and their favourite artworks in a stress-free setting. With three visiting slots available every day, between 11 am to 5 pm, for 12 visitors only, advance booking for all visitors is mandatory. KNMA is planning the reopening in phases, this is the first phase from 5 January to 15 February 2021, after which another assessment will be made. The museum is following safety guidelines and regulations laid out by the government and civic bodies.

Kiran Nadar, Founder and Chairperson, KNMA has this message for visitors: “This is a new phase in the life of the museum. As we all readjust our lives and continue the fight with the virus, a slow reclaiming of public spaces is part of our emotionally, mentally and physical recovery.
We will overcome this together and look forward to welcoming you back to the museum.
In this first phase of reopening, the Saket branch will be open from January 5 to February 15, 2021. With strict protocols, advance booking of time slots, improvisatory and diligent measures, we hope to ensure visitors and our staff members safety. Art gives us hope and courage.”
On 4 January 2021, reopening day, Roobina Karode, Director and Chief-Curator, KNMA will give a special welcoming walkthrough of current exhibitions, which will be live-broadcasted on the museum’s social media handles. She says, “We all have been starving intimate connect with artworks. KNMA reopening is a step once again towards facilitating such engagement, with utmost care. I encourage you to follow protocols. This is your museum and it’s the presence and involvement of each one of you that makes it worthwhile.”

KNMA Protocols for Visitors:
• Museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday for limited number of hours: 11 am to 5 pm. Advance booking for time-slots is mandatory. Visitors can choose from three slots per day, 11 am to 12.30 pm, 1.30 to 3.00 pm, and 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm
• Registering visitors must provide all required details and information for successful booking. Groups of max. 4 people can book one slot. Filling names and contact details of all visitors is mandatory.
• Wearing masks, use of face covers at all times is mandatory for all visitors.
• Adequate physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed at all times.
• Temperature screening of each visitor will happen upon entry
• Hand-sanitizing stations are at the entrance and exit points of the museum.
• Dustbins for disposing masks, gloves etc. are at the entrance and exit points.
• Installation & use of Aarogya Setu App shall be advised to all visitors and staff having compatible mobile phones.
• Contact museum reception in case of any discomfort or any problem.
• Wheelchair usage is restricted. Visitors must notify for arrangements to be made and sanitization process to happen in advance.
• Locker facility is unavailable during this period. Visitors are expected not to bring bags or carry pocket-friendly items only. We encourage them to sanitize their belongings upon entry.
• Visitors who are sick or do not feel well are asked to stay home.
• Visitors may use mall toilets at their own discretion. We discourage the use by senior citizens, vulnerable groups, pregnant women, infants and toddlers
• Visitors should follow one-way paths or directions while viewing the exhibits and to maintain 6-feet social distancing
• International visitors or visitors travelling to Delhi from other parts of the country are requested to follow rules mandated by the State Government.

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