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New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage to reopen

Bosses at the organisation said it would have limited capacity for three days a week, pending approval from local authorities

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Bosses at one of New York’s major Jewish museums have said it is planning to reopen in September, pending approval from authorities.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, based in Manhattan, said it would open with limited capacity for three days per week, welcoming just a quarter of its usual capacity and instigating additional cleaning protocols.

The city’s museums are a major draw for visitors but have been closed since March due to the pandemic and are still to be told they can open their doors.

In particular, the museum is hoping to continue its Auschwitz exhibit, which includes more than 700 original items from the camp and 400 photographs.

Museum president Jack Kliger said: “As people venture out again seeking educational experiences in safe public places, museums such as ours are uniquely qualified to welcome them back.”

 

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