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First museums in Austria reopen

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On May 15, Austria counted 79 new cases of COVID-19 — the country's epidemiological curve had peaked on March 27, with 1.001 new cases. It looked as though the worst had passed, and the government decided to start the gradual reopening of establishments, cultural institutions included. Most of them had been closed for over 60 days, since March 11.

Austria Will Allow Museums to Reopen in Mid-May, Making It Among the First European Countries to Ease Restrictions on Art Institutions. Artnet.

Austrian museums, libraries can reopen from mid-May as lockdown eases. Reuters.

Vienna's museums awake. Vienna Info.

Following Coronavirus Closures, Museums in Germany, Austria Plan Reopenings. ARTnews.

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