IN THE NEWS: UN agency warns pandemic could kill 1 in 8 museums worldwide

Published May 20, 2020

“BRUSSELS (AP) — Museums are starting to reopen in some countries as governments ease coronavirus restrictions, but experts warn one in eight worldwide could face permanent closure due to the pandemic.” (via

Belgium’s King Philippe, center right, and Belgium’s Queen Mathilde, center left, wear face masks, to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as they visit the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Museums are hesitantly starting to reopen as the coronavirus lockdown measures are relaxed, yet experts say that one in eight in the world could potentially face permanent closure because of the pandemic. (Daina Le Lardic, Pool Photo via AP)