Design Museum London
The Design Museum London will begin the first phase of its post-lockdown reopening plans on Friday 31 July 2020 with the opening of temporary exhibition ‘Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers’. New ‘Safe and Sound’ safety procedures will be in place, including reduced capacity, mandatory face coverings, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and more. Reopening marks the launch of ‘Ticket Mate Fund’ – a new pay it forward scheme in partnership with local charities that distribute free exhibition tickets in the local community. To support local heroes, NHS workers will have a special exhibition preview day and benefit from concession discount at all other times.
Tim Marlow, Chief Executive and Director of the Design Museum said:
“This has been a positive week for many of the UK’s cultural assets, including the Design Museum. We are hugely grateful to have been awarded funding from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund.
This investment is a lifeline that enables us to do the vital work of championing the design industry and showing the critical impact that design makes to our lives.
There couldn’t be a better exhibition to reopen with than Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers. A powerful statement about creative freedom across music, art, technology and design, which will be celebrating what many of us have missed the most during the lockdown; and a reminder that a lot of work is still needed to get vast areas of the cultural sector to open again.”
Amy Lamé, Night Czar said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on culture and the night time economy, so it is great news that the Design Museum will be opening its doors again with an exhibition in support of electronic music. London is renowned for its world-leading music industry, and this exhibition will help to celebrate the positive impact artists and venues have on the capital at a time when we’re waiting for our much-loved clubs to reopen. Design is Britain’s great competitive advantage, the museum’s exhibitions, learning and entrepreneurial programmes are inspiring a whole new generation to forge their professional careers in arts and science in order to design a better world.”