Museum reopening and COVID-19 preventive measures
The Stewart Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming reopening following the Quebec government’s decision to allow museums to open on May 29. The Museum is preparing to reopen its doors on Thursday, June 25. After several weeks of rethinking access to their buildings, museum members are ready to offer a safe, pleasant, entertaining experience to all Montrealers.
Measures to ensure everyone’s safety
In accordance with public health recommendations guided by the best practices developed by the museum community, the Stewart Museum is implementing numerous measures to ensure the safety of visitors and employees.
- Tickets are best purchased online through the websites of both museums.
- A limited number of visitors will be admitted at the same time to ensure that the required distancing is maintained. Visitors will be expected to follow a predetermined direction during the visit.
- Plexiglas protection will be installed at the reception desk and in the boutique.
- Hand washing will be mandatory at Museum entrances and exits. Disinfecting stations will also be available at the entrances and exits of exhibition halls.
- Masks will be strongly recommended for visitors, while all employees working with the public will be required to wear them.
- Procedures for increased cleaning of public spaces, common surfaces and electronic equipment will be implemented.
- To avoid contact with electronic devices in the exhibition halls, visitors will have access through their cell phones to microsites containing all the information and images previously accessible on touch screens.
- Employees at the ticket office and boutique as well as mediators will receive training to ensure they’re familiar with the protective measures so they can better guide visitors.
- Museum office employees are invited to continue teleworking until further notice. Numerous measures have also been taken to ensure their safety during a gradual return to the premises of both museums.
These measures will be adjusted as the situation evolves and in accordance with the guide to health standards for museum institutions developed by public health authorities and the Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail.
Visitors will be able to see two exhibitions Nights and History and Memory as well as enjoy the Museum’s courtyard, a breathtaking view of Montreal and the large green spaces of Parc Jean-Drapeau. For families, the participatory space, The Story Factory, will reopen for the construction holiday.
A guide for visitors will be released in the coming weeks.
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