Jakarta: The National Gallery of Indonesia in Jakarta has been reopened to public from Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with several health protocols in place in view of the covid-19 pandemic.
With the Indonesian capital transitioning from Large-Scale Social Distancing (PSBB) measures to the new normal, it is one of the art galleries that citizens can now visit after being stuck at home for almost three months.
Visitors will only be allowed to view a permanent exhibit of the National Gallery's collection, displayed on the second floor of Building B, while complying with new health protocols.
"Our new (visitor entry) procedure aims to ensure the safety and comfort of anyone coming here," head of the National Gallery Puspanto said in a statement received on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.
The staff at the gallery have been provided personal protective equipment and thermometers. Public areas within the complex building are being cleaned more often, while sinks and hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed at several spots, he explained.
Those planning to visit the gallery will now have to register themselves beforehand. Visitors making online registrations (at least 24 hours prior to the visiting time) will have to furnish the confirmation email at the entrance. On-site registrations are also being taken to allot visiting times.
Registered visitors will be required to reach the gallery at least 30 minutes before their session begins to allow time for the verification process. Besides this, visitors would need to be in good health, wash hands and don masks, and bring few belongings as the deposit counter has been closed, said Puspanto.
The National Gallery will be open from Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. It will offer about five sessions of 60 minutes duration each, with a 30-minute break. (antara)