Coronavirus: Museum Night 2020 postponed to November

Published by Laurent P. · Photos by My B. · Published on 28 March 2020 at 20h19 · Updated on 30 March 2020 at 12h43
The coronavirus epidemic and the confinement got the better of the 16th Museum Night since the cultural event initially planned on May 16th, 2020 will ultimately take place on November 14th, 2020. With European Heritage Days in September and the White Night in October, art fans will have a very busy last quarter!

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, after postponing several big Parisian, French and International events such as the Foire de Paris, the French Open, the UEFA Euro and even the Tokyo Summer Olympics, it’s another major Parisian cultural event that is postponed. Museum Night 2020 – initially planned this upcoming May 16th – will ultimately take place later on… Well, we sure know the new date: November 14th, 2020 because of the health situation still preoccupying in France and in the world.

A decision made by the minister of Culture also because of the lack of visibility as of the end of the crisis in the country. Why choosing this date to postpone this major art event? The minister gives more details and explains this date – even though long after the end of summer – will include the program of events as part of the “La classe, l’oeuvre” operation usually taking place during the Museum Night. But this date also enables participating classes to adjust their entertainment program especially created for the occasion. For the record, over 1200 museums in France have been part of the edition 2019 and 3200 museums in the rest of the European Union.

We will have to wait for November to go to museums “to enjoy the richness and the diversity of the collection for free and their program that the multiplicity of events they set up with a lot of enthusiasm for the event”. We shall wait for the end of the crisis to go back to museums, anyway, and if not, enjoy European Heritage Days 2020 that are not yet postponed.

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