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Malaga's arts hubs, all set for a grand reopening

The Pompidou barely had its new collection on display for a day.
The Pompidou barely had its new collection on display for a day. / Salvador Salas
  • Most of the city's largest and most popular museums and galleries will reopen for the first time since the start of the state of alarm this Tuesday

The majority of Malaga city's largest and most popular museums and galleries, including the Carmen Thyssen museum, the Russian Museum, the Centre Pompidou and Museo Picasso Málaga will reopen for the first time since the start of the state of alarm this Tuesday, 26 May, as part of a city-wide coordinated initiative to promote the arts.

While the dimensions of the Picasso-Museo Casa Natal (Picasso's birthplace) have given management a bit of a headache trying to guarantee the two-metre safety distance required by the Ministry of Health, it will also reopen, free of charge for the first week.

Entrance will also be free during the first week at the Russian Museum where the assembly of its three new exhibitions has had to be delayed as representatives of the Russian State Museum of Art in Saint Petersburg are usually present during the installation process but haven't been able to be due to the health alert.

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (CAC), having inaugurated its latest temporary exhibition (Girbent's Opus Nigrum) online on Friday, will open its doors to the public again too. From Tuesday, visitors will also be able to see video creation The Walking Ceiling by artist Alicia Framis and then on Friday 29 May the exhibition Aquíalejos by Juan F Lecomba will be opened.

The director of the Automobile Museum, Joao Magalhaes, meanwhile is considering reopening at the end of June with the showcasing of a new exhibit: a 1959 Chevrolet Impala.

Restrictions

Phase One of the lockdown easing allows museums and galleries to reopen as long as capacity is limited to 30 per cent, cultural activities are called off and crowding is avoided in rooms.

Given that they cannot organise cultural activities at the moment, several of the museums and galleries are planning one or more open days with free entry as an incentive to attract visitors.