With the end of lockdown, cultural Europe is gradually resuming its activities. In the coming weeks, the Foundation will publish a selection of museums and exhibitions that are reopening their doors, heritage sites that are once again welcoming visitors, theatres that are starting to play again, and festivals that are adapting by taking place online.


Around the world in Brussels

The Boghossian Foundation's Villa Empain, situated in Brussels, has been open since May 18th and is hosting the exhibition "Mappa Mundi", a selection of ancient maps and contemporary works that question our perceptions of the world.

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Return to the "Uffizi"

The Renaissance art collections are accessible again at the Uffizi Museum and the Pitti Palace in Florence has reopened. Palazzo Pitti is hosting the exhibition "The grandeur of the universe in the art of Giovanna Garzoni", a 17th century painter and illustrator.

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Impromptus in Lille

The Lille Museum of Fine Arts is proposing its "Impromptus", a guided tour on a theme. The site also offers thematic tours to follow yourself.

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Tapestries and Modern Masters in Rotterdam

The Rotterdam Kunsthal is presenting "Extra large", an exhibition of 60 large tapestries, most of them by the Gobelins Tapestry, inspired by the works of renowned 20th century artists such as Picasso, Le Corbusier and Louise Bourgeois.

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Exhibitions in Santander

The Centre Botín in Santander is once again hosting several exhibitions: "Portraits of the 20th Century", including emblematic paintings by Bacon or Matisse; a retrospective of "Itineraries", the annual exhibition of works by artists who have benefited from the Botín Foundation's Plastic Arts Grant; and "Castles in Spain", an immersive exhibition that focuses on music and architecture.

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In Mozart’s house in Salzburg

Mozart's house in Salzburg, which houses a collection of autographs, as well as audio and video resources, is open once again to the public. His birth house reopens on June 6. The two places can be visited virtually on the Mozart Foundation website, which offers various documents and recordings of the composer's musical works.

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Images of Raphaël in Dresden

From 6 June, the Zwinger Museum in Dresden presents "Raphael, the power of images", an exhibition that traces the Italian painter's work on tapestries for the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

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National Art national in Helsinki

The Ateneum in Helsinki, which houses the main collection of Finnish art, is presenting an exhibition devoted to the von Wright brothers, great figures of national art in the nineteenth century. The entire collection of the museum is available online.

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Art and cars in Portugal

The Museum of Caramulo, in the centre of Portugal, is presenting new collections, from medieval statuary to Picasso and the arts of Asia, as well as cars and toys.

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Piano at La Roque d’Anthéron: festival still on

The Piano Festival of La Roque d'Anthéron will finally go ahead and will take place from August 1st to August 21st. The ticket office will open on June 25th. With a view to respecting health regulations, the large open-air auditorium has been redesigned and its capacity revised. For the morning and evening concerts, the stands, which usually have 2020 seats, will accommodate 675 people this summer. A second stage, the Espace Florans, with a capacity of 150 seats, will host afternoon concerts.

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United Islands Prague

The 2020 edition of the United Islands festival in Prague will take place on June 5th and 6th with free concerts with The Sherlocks headlining. #PragueLovesMusic

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Royal Opera House live

Live from Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House premiere performance will be broadcast live at 7.30pm (BST) on 13 June and will be free of charge. Highlights include a new intimate ballet choreographed by Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor; performances by world-class singers including Louise Alder, Toby Spence and Gerald Finley, from a range of repertoires by composers from Handel, Butterworth and Britten to Mark-Anthony Turnage. #OurHouseToYourHouse.

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La Peste in Berlin

From 10 to 16 June, the Deutsches Theater Berlin will play La Peste, by Albert Camus, outdoors in front of the theater. The performances will be preceded by concerts by the Berliner Ensemble. Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6 p.m. to noon the next day, the theatre is also offering videos of past performances.

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See La Fenice again

Performances have not yet resumed at La Fenice in Venice, but the theatre is open to visitors until 30 June, on reservation and at a reduced price.

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Culture in Athens

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre near Piraeus in Athens has reopened, but is continuing its programme of online conferences and concerts.

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Cannes Film Selection

Even if it could not be held this year, the Cannes Film Festival presented its selection on June 3, so that it could continue its existence and "help cinema" by encouraging audiences to go and see the selected films.

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Maltese Heritage

Ghanafest, the festival that marks the beginning of summer in Malta as it celebrates the island's cultural heritage, is taking place online this year, from 8 to 13 June, on its website and Facebook page.

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Dance in Dublin

The Dublin Dance Festival is taking place virtually until 7 June, but you can still see the performances, lectures and other activities of the previous days.

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