The León Center is preparing to reopen its facilities when it is appropriate to receive visitors, for which reason it has implemented a series of measures in compliance with the protocols related to the management of this pandemic. In this first stage, the Store and Cafeteria units open.
Starting Tuesday, September 29, Cafetería will receive customers in the Patio Caribeño, orders to take away and for home delivery, in accordance with current health and distancing measures. In the case of a Store, which currently makes sales remotely, it will also admit purchases in person. The temporary schedule for both services will be from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
“The León Center is still closed to the public, but is preparing to reopen, for which it works on adapting the spaces and information for visitors, complying with the international protocols established by the International Council of Museums, ICOM. Meanwhile, we continue with the special virtual programming "Centro León at home" that we started since the end of March and we have continued, "said María Luisa Asilis, executive manager of Centro León.
The reopening of the showrooms and face-to-face activities will be in another stage, in accordance with current government regulations. Signs have already been placed for the orderly entrance to the building, structures to distance the public from the reception staff, taking the temperature at the entrance, a carpet with disinfectant for footwear, among other measures.
As in any public establishment, the use of masks will be mandatory to enter the cultural center. Before the temporary closure, the León Center had already reinforced the availability of disinfectant gel and hand soap throughout the building.
León Home Center
To support the physical distancing measures implemented by the Dominican government, special programming has been developed León Center at home, which brings the museum and its contents closer to homes.
Broadcast on our YouTube channel and social networks, this program includes two cycles of virtual conversations and a series of musical gatherings. One of them is Knowing the collections, which proposes meetings with artists whose works make up the Eduardo León Jimenes Visual Arts Collection and also explores the institution's archaeological and ethnographic collections with specialists in these subjects.
The other cycle is called Thinking about the present, in which reflection on the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of cultural life is encouraged. National and international curators, sociologists, writers, visual artists and researchers have presented their experiences and knowledge in museums, artistic practices, history and cultural management, among other topics.
The musical gatherings, as their name indicates, serve to debate issues related to music, artists and the Dominican scene. They are moderated by specialist Tommy García.