We continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and prioritize the safety of our visitors, staff, students and volunteers. In the interests of reducing the number of people on campus and slowing the opportunity for transmission, the university museums are closing to the public, at the end of business on Thursday, March 12 until further notice. This is in alignment with the closing of many other Boston-area public museums.
Over the next few weeks we will be assessing the situation and reviewing options for when we will be able to re-open to the public.
This decision has been carefully considered, as we know museums are community spaces. To continue to provide options for learning and reflection, we would like to direct you to explore our online resources. We will also be investigating additional options for digital content.
We appreciate your understanding as we do our part to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. In this we are following the lead of Harvard University, which is transitioning to remote learning and asking students not to return to campus following Spring Recess.