On June 10, 2020, O.O.Osmerkin
Art-Memorial Museum was reopened for visitors with all theanti-epidemic measures observed.
For a visit to be comfortable and safe the Department of Culture and Tourism of the City
Council of the town of Kropyvnytskyi provided all the necessary personal protective
equipment for the museum staff. The museum officials developed a record of visiting the
museum exposition according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to
the organization of anti-epidemic measures when realizing allowed activities which
presuppose accepting visitors indoors during the lockdown, and All-Ukraine Public
Organization “Ukrainian Committee of the Council of Museums “ICOM” on the safety of
visitors and the museum staff.
A hand disinfection area with sanitizer is available in the reception
area. There are markings in the exhibition halls for visitors to keep a social distance of
1,5 m. Also, a maximum number of visitors who can be in the museum at the same time and
enter the same exhibition hall was specified at not more than 1 person per 5 sq.m. of the
premises. Also, the average duration of stay in the museum including guided tours was
determined. The information on new rules of the museum visiting is displayed in the
reception area and on the website.
It is pleasant to note that on the first day of the museum reopening, a
famous photographer Oleksandr Maiorov with a young artist and a pupil, a correspondent of
the newspaper “Pervaja Horodskaja Hazeta” Khrystyna Kovalevska, and a student of Lviv
National Musical Academy named after Mykola Lysenko Roman Iievskyi came to the museum.
Everyone was fascinated by the art exhibitions because the majority of
them have been opened at the beginning of March but the lockdown prevented visitors from
exploring them. As usual, the exposition of the memorial hall made special impression on
the visitors. Roman Iievskyi, impressed by the acoustics of the hall, where he has already
performed many times before, played on his flute. He decided to perform his music works
for the state finals online, which has already become a usual part of modern education.
We invite the worshipers of visual art to visit the museum and enjoy
the pictorial energy of the displayed works which rise above everyday life and radiate
optimism. We are waiting for you, dear visitors!