A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: XinhuaA visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua

Behind the scenes as Metropolitan Museum of Art reopens after Covid-19 shutdown – and New York tells the world it’s back in business

  • A New York icon, the Met has opened its doors to visitors for the first time since closing in March to fight Covid-19. Staff reflect on what it took to reopen
  • ‘You can find here respite, solace, maybe even energy again,’ its director says. The same cannot be said of many smaller museums, which may not reopen at all

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: XinhuaA visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which reopened last week after closing abruptly in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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