As part of the preventive measures taken to prevent the spread of the Corona virus, Mayor Matthias De Clercq has decided to ban a series of events and public gatherings. As a result, the exhibition 'Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution' exhibition will be closed to the public from March 13th until 5 April.
Since the start of the exhibition, the museum has allowed a maximum of 900 visitors to enter the room simultaneously, thus falling within earlier advised limits for events. Additional measures were also in place with regard to, among other things, (hand) hygiene, cleaning and cashless payment.
However, given the need for stricter measures and with an eye to the safety of visitors and employees, the mayor of Ghent has decided to close the exhibition to the public after all. The museum welcomes visitors of all ages, and does not want to unnecessarily endanger the most vulnerable groups. The museum will contact all ticket holders whose visits are cancelled directly.