Kunstmuseum Den Haag will be open to the public again from Monday 1 June. We are of course extremely happy about this, as a museum without visitors simply does not feel right.
Ahead of the reopening, we will be working hard behind the scenes to ensure that you are able to visit the museum safely. It is particularly important that museum and staff can maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others at all times. Visitors will therefore be able to choose from two routes which, despite the need for one-way traffic, should hopefully preserve the feeling of wandering through the building as Berlage intended. Halfway through we hope to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy some refreshments in our Garden Gallery.
One of the conditions the government has introduced for reopening the museums is that visitors must pre-purchase an online ticket for a particular time slot. We are therefore setting up a new ticketing system which we hope to have online in mid-May.
You might be worried that you have missed one of our exhibitions while we have been closed. Fortunately, we have been able to extend several of them, including Breitner vs Israels and A.R. Penck. The new closing dates for these exhibitions are on the website. Other exhibitions have had to be postponed, as they rely on items on loan from abroad. Dior, for example, has been moved to autumn 2021. But the good news for fashion fans is that we are working on another major fashion exhibition for this autumn, which we will be able to tell you more about soon.
We realise that you probably have a lot of questions about what your visit to the museum will be like. We will try to answer as many of them as possible online in the coming weeks. Clearly, a museum visit will not be the same as it was. We hope nevertheless to welcome you to Kunstmuseum Den Haag in the near future, and look forward to offering you a valuable and inspiring experience.