30 June 2020

Guide to UK Museums and Galleries Reopening

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that museums and galleries may reopen from Saturday 4 July providing they adhere to COVID Secure guidelines, the following museums and galleries have released details. Here is a useful guide to the planned reopenings. Artlyst will update the list as new information becomes available.

10 April 2020


Paul Hamlyn Foundation Creates  £20m emergency COVID-19 Fund

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has created a £20m emergency fund and will this year split its £1m visual artists and composers’ awards amongst EVERY eligible entrant.

9 April 2020


Liverpool Biennial Postponed Until 2021

The Liverpool Biennial is the latest casualty in the 2020 cultural calendar. The highly regarded international event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

15 March 2020

Arts Council England Promises Arts Support But Warns Of Closures

Arts Council England has released a statement outlining support for the arts during the COVID 19 crisis. In a statement released today (Sunday 15 March) the organisation is spearheading a programme of support.

15 March 2020

South London Gallery First To Announce Lengthy Closure

The South London Gallery, a popular, public, cultural oasis has decided to close until further notice. This is the first, with many to follow in response to increasing concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (or Coronavirus). The gallery states on their website, “In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, partners […]

14 March 2020


Gagosian Gallery Closes Due To COVID-19 

Gagosian, the largest chain of commercial galleries in the world, has shuttered until further notice. The following message was released this morning.

13 March 2020


Metropolitan Museum Leads Global Cultural Shut-Down

The Metropolitan Museum in New York has announced, it is  to Close Temporarily Starting today, March 13. It will close all three locations—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters—starting tomorrow, March 13, to support New York City’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Museum will undertake a thorough cleaning and plans to announce next steps early next week.