Hamburg’s municipal museums and all the venues along the Kunstmeile will open their doors free of charge on July 9 to thank people for their understanding during the upcoming G20 summit, which is likely to have a huge impact on everyday life. The move comes after a decision by the Hamburg Parliament in June. Some private museums and galleries will also open their doors free of charge. “When Hamburg hosts of the G20 summit, the city becomes a forum for issues facing the world presently. These issues are also important to cultural venues in Hamburg and who deal with them in different ways,” said Dr. Carsten Brosda, Senator for Culture and Media. He added: “The museums are important places for discussions with our city, our society and the world in which we live. A day of free entry after the G20 summit is an expression of the city’s estimation and thanks to the people of Hamburg.“
The participating museums include the Archaeological Museum Hamburg, Stadtmuseum Harburg, the Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, the Bergedorfer Museumslandschaft and castle, the Open-Air Museum Rieck-House, the entire Kunstmeile as well as the Stiftung Historischer Museen Hamburgs, the electrum, the Kunsthaus Hamburg and the Sankt Pauli Museum.
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