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Malaga's council-run galleries lose two-thirds of visitors to the pandemic

The Centre Pompidou in Muelle Uno.
The Centre Pompidou in Muelle Uno. / SUR
  • The Picasso birth house, the Centre Pompidou and the Russian Museum have seen a dive in visitor figures of between 61 and 75 per cent

The end-of-year figures released by Malaga city's main museums sum up the damage the pandemic has caused to the local cultural sector.

Three centres managed by Malaga city council - the Picasso birth-house, the Centre Pompidou and the Russian Museum - have seen a dive in visitor figures of between 61% and 75%.

Meanwhile the Malaga Picasso Museum recently described 2020 as its "annus horribilis" as far as figures were concerned, and the Carmen Thyssen said this had been an "especially difficult" year.

"Great efforts have been made to keep the museums alive," said city councillor Noelia Losada, stressing how they had adapted to circumstances, organising online activities, lectures, workshops and concerts with reduced audiences.