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"the traveling exhibition is expected in Marseille in France in June."
Rolling Stones exhibition Unzipped extended until March 28
Worrying faces in the Groninger Museum. Due to the extension of the lockdown, the reopening of the Unzipped exhibition about the Rolling Stones has to be postponed. 'We are therefore going to extend the exhibition from 28 February to 28 March', says director Andreas Blühm.
The exhibition opened on November 20, but after a few weeks the museum had to close due to the lockdown. Now that it became known on Tuesday that museums will also be closed until at least 9 February, it has been decided to extend the exhibition. 'Of course we want as many people as possible to be able to come and see', says Blühm.
Possibly even longer than March 28th
The Rolling Stones - Unzipped may even renew for more than a month. The question is whether that will work. The Groninger Museum itself can 'easily slide' in its agenda, but the traveling exhibition is expected in Marseille in France in June.
For the museum, the extension of the lockdown announced by Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday evening is no big surprise. 'We were already mentally prepared for it, but it is still very annoying and disappointing.'
We need 130,000 visitors to break even. That becomes so very difficult
Andreas Blühm - director of the Groninger Museum
A total of 20,000 people have visited the exhibition so far, which normally could have been double. The comparable exhibition about David Bowie attracted more than 200,000 visitors in four months in 2016. It is therefore a major financial blow for the museum.
'We need 130,000 visitors to break even. That will be so very difficult. ' Without extra support, we will quickly run out of reserves. '
'Museum continues to exist'
Blühm is not afraid that the Groninger Museum will have to close permanently. 'The museum will continue to exist. In the 'worst case scenario' in which we make an enormous loss, we will talk to subsidy providers and we will be more economical, but we will not close. '