Jan 31 2020

How the Coronavirus is Impacting Cultural Institutions

by ArtAsiaPacific

*Last updated January 27, 2021.

Illustration by Renee Li for ArtAsiaPacific. 


Here’s a weekly look at which museums, galleries, and nonprofits across Asia are open to visitors this week.


Most of the galleries are open in Australia; except for some on summer break.


4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art: open

Artspace Sydney: open

Art Gallery of New South Wales: open

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia: open

Campbelltown Arts Centre: open by reservation


Australian Galleries: open

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV): open by reservation

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA): open

Melbourne Art Fair: replaced with a free virtual edition from June 1–7, with the physical event postponed to February 17–20, 2022 


Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Brisbane: open

Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane: open


Art Gallery of South Australia: open


Art Gallery of Western Australia: open


The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA): open



Asia Art Center Beijing: open

Galerie Urs Meile: open

Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing: open

CAFA Museum: open

M Woods: open, tickets required

Red Brick Art Museum: open, tickets required

UCCA Beijing: open, tickets required

X Museum: open, tickets required


PSA Shanghai: open, tickets required

Shanghai Center of Photography: open

Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum: open, tickets required

TANK: open, tickets required

West Bund Museum: open, tickets required

Yuz Museum: open, tickets required

Edouard Malingue: relocating, new location TBA

MadeIn Gallery: open

Ota Fine Arts (Shanghai): open

Prada Rong Zhai: closed

ShanghART Shanghai: open


Guangdong Times Museum: open

He Art Museum: open

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Island

Asia Art Archive: closed

Asia Society Hong Kong: closed

Hong Kong Arts Centre: open

Korean Cultural Center Hong Kong: open

Para Site: open by appointment

Tai Kwun: closed

The University of Hong Kong – University Museum and Art Gallery: closed


Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District: open

Hong Kong Museum of Art: closed

K11 Musea: “the Silicon Valley of Culture” is still open for business 

Sun Museum: closed

New Territories

Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT): closed


New Delhi

The National Gallery of Modern Art: open

Kiran Nadar Museum: open by reservation

Nature Morte: open


Gallery Espace: open

Jhaveri Contemporary: open


Experimenter Gallery: open 


Cemeti Institute, Yogyakarta: open

Art Jakarta: slated for August 27–29 at the Jakarta Convention Center

ArtJog: 2021 dates TBC

Jakarta Biennale: 2021 dates TBC


Tokyo Region

Artizon Museum: closed

The National Art Center, Tokyo (NACT): open, tickets required

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum: open, tickets required

Yayoi Kusama Museum: open, tickets required

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo: open, tickets required

National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT): open, tickets required

Mori Art Museum: closed until April 21

Art Fair Tokyo 2020: scheduled for March 18–21

Kanto Region

Art Tower Mito: closed until February 7

Museum of Modern Art, Saitama: closed until February 7

Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama: closed

Kansai Region

Kyoto City Kyocera Museum of Art: open by reservation 

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art: open by reservation 

National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK): open by reservation 

National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO): open by reservation

Shikoku Region

Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum: open by reservation

Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum: open by reservation

Kyushu Region

Center for Contemporary Art, CCA Kitakyushu: open

Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto: open

Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art: open


All the galleries in Seoul are either open to the public or open by reservation.

Art Sonje Center: shows TBA

Asian Culture Center, Gwangju: open by reservation

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art: closed

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA): open by reservation



Ilham Gallery, Kuala Lumpur: open

Richard Koh Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur: open


Museum of Islamic Art: open, tickets required

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art: open, tickets required

Garage Gallery, Doha Fire Station: open by reservation


Gillman Barracks: open

National Gallery of Singapore: open

NTU CCA Singapore:open
STPI: open

Yavuz Gallery: open

Singapore Art Week: scheduled for January 22–30

S.E.A. Focus: scheduled for January 22–31


All galleries are open to the public.

Taipei Fine Arts Museum: open

Taipei Contemporary Cultural Lab (C-Lab): open

MOCA Taipei: open

Tainan Art Museum: open


Arter: open, booking required

Istanbul Modern: open by reservation in Beyoğlu

Pera Museum: open

SALT Beyoğlu and SALT Galata: open

United Arab Emirates


Alserkal Avenue: open

Jameel Arts Centre: open

Art Dubai is scheduled for March 17–20


Maraya Art Centre: open

Sharjah Art Foundation: open

Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi: open online

NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery: open online

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