CMAG is delighted to be reopening to the public on 10 June 2020 following the advice of the ACT Government. CMAG will be open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
Our priority is to provide a safe environment for our visitors, staff and volunteers and so when we reopen, physical distancing and hygiene measures will be in place and the number of visitors allowed will be restricted.
When we reopen, the magical new exhibition, Martyn Jolly’s Phantasmagoria will be on display in addition to exhibitions whose dates we have extended such as Building a Life: the Jennings Germans story and Seeing Canberra. To support the gradual easing of restrictions in the ACT, and to ensure this process is phased and controlled, the CMAG Café will begin trading on 29 June.
As a public health precaution in support of measures to contain COVID-19, learning and community programs will not recommence at this stage and venue hire spaces will not be available for immediate use, although forward bookings will be taken.
Reopening on 10 June provides CMAG the opportunity to complete a number of projects and tasks that are underway during the closure of our sites to the public. These projects include specialist photography of the Nolan Collection and resurfacing the floor in the CMAG Foyer. During the closure we also developed the digital learning program, What do artists make: Seeing Canberra, an online catalogue for Building a Life: the Jennings Germans story and catalogued thousands of photographs from the Canberra Press Photography collection.
We are preparing CMAG for reopening by rehanging works of art that have been put into storage and by implementing additional safety measures including installing signage and hand sanitiser units.
As Canberra recovers from COVID-19, CMAG is looking forward to welcoming back our visitors and safely sharing our community’s collections and exhibitions.