Coronavirus: Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery to Close
MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.16.
Budapest’s Museum of Fine Arts, and its affiliated museums, the National Gallery, the Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asian Art, and the Vasarely Museum will stay closed from Tuesday 17th March, in view of the coronavirus epidemic.
The Fine Arts Museum said in a statement on Monday that the museums would offer a wide variety of digital programmes, such as a complete video tour of the National Gallery’s two temporary exhibitions, the Variations for Realism – From Munkácsy to Mednyánszky on the museum’s website, where the Masterpieces in Education page is also available.
The latter display of important works of the collection can be used in public education, history, Hungarian language and literature as well as visual culture classes. This comes useful for visual arts teachers as Hungary’s schools are staying closed from Monday on, in view of efforts against the spread of the new coronavirus.