Capital Museum of China Reopens
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, all museums in Beijing have been shut down for more than three months. They gradually resume the reception of public visitors starting May 1. During the five-day May Day holiday, the Capital Museum of China, located in Xicheng District, received a total of 3997 visitors, the reporter learned from the museum on May 6.
Daily numbers of visitors will be capped in the museum through online reservation with visitors’ real names. The Capital Museum can receive 1000 people per day now, 500 in the morning while 500 in the afternoon. Visitors are required to show their "health code", take temperatures and show their ID cards before entering the museum. Staff are specially arranged to be responsible for the disinfection of the whole museum and the security of epidemic prevention supplies, in order to provide visitors a safe visiting environment.
During the May Day holiday, the museum opened six exhibitions in square exhibition halls on the first to fifth floors. They are "1420 From Nanjing to Beijing" exhibition, "The History and Culture of Zhejiang Province" exhibition, "Ancient Capital • History and Culture of Beijing" exhibition, "Selected Works of Ancient Buddhist Statues" exhibition, "Selected Works of Ancient Ceramics Art" exhibition, and "Folk Customs in Old Beijing" exhibition.
The exhibition hall on B1 and the oval hall are still closed now. And screening hall, theater, tea room, cafeteria, colorful workshop and multifunctional hall are also shut down.
During the May Day holiday, museums in Beijing have organized 56 online educational and public welfare activities. For example, Beijing Luxun Museum (also the New Culture Movement Memorial of Beijing) conducted five live streams at the Red Building, the former site of Peking University, allowing the audience to looking back on the history of one hundred years.
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