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Dear friends of CENTRALE,

Since 18 May, museums have progressively reopened their doors in strict compliance with constantly changing health measures. These reopenings require the implementation of a range of mechanisms that will guarantee safe and comfortable visit for the public.

At CENTRALE, we are hard at work preparing the new exhibitions that will open to the public from 3 September: Xavier Noiret-Thomé & Henk Visch. Panorama at CENTRALE.hall, Max Kesteloot – GOOD LOST CORNERS, places that appeal to me at, and Justine Bougerol – Strata at CENTRALE.lab.

As we look forward to welcoming you on 3 September, you may rest assured that the entire CENTRALE team is working hand-in-hand with artists of all generations – who have or will be showing their work in our venues – to offer you quality online content and, we hope, inspire you.

Indeed, this period of lockdown/end-of-lockdown offers the unprecedented opportunity to take our time to look at the world differently, to reflect on the way we understand culture, and to recognise the richness of artistic proposals more than ever before.

The last few months have reminded us of the importance of staying in touch with our audiences, particularly through the development of online tools and proposals: audio-visual content, creative tutorials, participatory projects, etc. We will continue to offer you online content and look forward to welcoming you soon onsite! In the meantime, we invite you to visit our #CentraleFromHome page where you will find the latest information on our digital projects, as well as our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

On the program for the months of June, July and August:

For two long months, the deprivation of culture made us realise the extent to which the arts fill our daily lives and how art, music, and literature must remain a fundamental human right. This exceptional period has highlighted the importance of Article 27.1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits”.

We look forward to seeing you online now, and will be delighted to welcome you in September in our premises!