Wed. 27 May, 2020

Announcement of reopening of Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo


We are pleased to announce that Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo will reopen on June 2, following temporary closure in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. This step is being taken as a result of the lifting of the national state of emergency and in accordance with Step 1 of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s roadmap for reopening.
Visitor access will be limited to the Main Entrance for the time being. The Park-side Entrance will be temporarily closed.
After reopening, the museum will adhere to relevant guidelines and take necessary measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. We ask for your understanding regarding inconveniences during this time.

Scheduled exhibitions:
■The Potentiality of Drawing
March 14 (Sat) June 2 (Tue)ー June 14 (Sun) June 21 (Sun)

■MOT Collection: Present Day and in Times Past― Multiple Perspectives
March 14 (Sat) June 2 (Tue)ー June 14 (Sun) September 27 (Sun)

■Olafur Eliasson: Sometimes the river is the bridge
■Things Entangling, a Collaboration between MOT and KADIST
March 14 (Sat) June 9 (Tue)ー June 14 (Sun) September 27 (Sun)

From 2 June, 2020
Facilities that will be open:
Café&Lounge, Restaurant, Museum Shop.
Art Library
Reservation required
Temporary closure Art Library for Children

Notices to visitors

We limit the number of people in our facility when there are many visitors on weekends and at end of the period.
Services that are suspended until further notice:
• Rental of conference rooms, halls, and other facilities
• Extended opening hours on certain days of the week
• Workshops organized and hosted by the museum
• Discounts such as Silver Day and Family Day that attract crowds
• Group visits

Requests to visitors:
• Please refrain from visiting the museum if you have a fever above 37.5°C or symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, or headache.
• Please refrain from visiting the museum if you have traveled within the past two weeks to countries or regions where infections are continuing to increase.
• Please practice good etiquette by wearing a mask, avoiding coughing near others, and washing and disinfecting your hands. Visitors who do not wear masks will kindly be refused entry.
• Temperatures will be taken at the entrance to the museum. Visitors who are found to have a fever of 37.5°C or higher will be refused entry.
• Please try to stay at least 2 meters away from other visitors inside the museum.
• Please refrain from talking in exhibition rooms.
• Please do not touch the exhibits, display cases, or devices that are not in use.
• Please take note of the date and time of your visit.

Measures taken by Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo to prevent the spread of infection:
• Staff members conduct daily temperature checks and confirm that they are in good health.
• All staff members wear masks.
• Acrylic panels installed at counters.
• Disinfectant placed at the entrance to the museum.
• Thorough cleaning, disinfection, and ventilation inside the building.
• Restriction of the number of visitors in order to prevent overcrowding (please check the museum website and SNS accounts for information about admission restrictions).
• Signs advising people not to gather together in the one place.
• Thorough disinfection of rental items such as audio guides and wheelchairs.
• Prohibition of touching exhibits that can ordinarily be touched by hand.
• Rearrangement of seats in lobbies and other areas to avoid face-to-face eating, drinking and conversation.
• Suspension of use of hand dryers in restrooms.
• Coordination with the public health center if visitors or staff members develop symptoms(visitors are recommended to take note of the date and time of their visit).

Future plans are subject to change depending on circumstances in Japan and overseas. Please check the latest information on the official website or Twitter account before visiting. Thank you for your understanding.               

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo