Starting from Monday 18 May, CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia reopens its spaces in Via delle Rosine 18 to once more experience up-close and in complete safety the thousand and one stories behind the photographs of Memoria e Passione. Da Capa a Ghirri. Capolavori dalla Collezione Bertero and the exhibition in the Project Room Biomega Multiverso.
The forced closure of the exhibition centre has led to a natural change in the programming both underway and planned that for the future: Memoria e Passione will remain open until 30 August; Biomega Multiverso in the Project Room will be on display until 14 June, while the major exhibition on Paolo Ventura, initially scheduled for the end of May, will open in the autumn.
CAMERA will reopen its doors to the public and will do so with new forms of online booking, with all the safety measures necessary to welcome visitors in the best possible way possible and with new audio guides.
The new forms of online booking
In compliance with the provisions in force, CAMERA has arranged visiting methods that allow to avoid gatherings of people and to keep a safe distance. The reservation, which allows priority access, is optional and not mandatory.
Instead, the e-mail box firstname.lastname@example.org is active as of now, to which we ask you to indicate your name and surname, number of participants (maximum 4), visit day and desired time slot (e.g. 11-12, 12- 13, etc.). It is necessary to write within the day before the visit and feedback will always be given as soon as possible.
The receipt of the confirmation, compatibly with the availability of places, is necessary to obtain priority access. Telephone reservations will not be accepted.
Safety measures and opening times
Exhibitions may be visited following one-way entrance/exit itineraries, which are clearly signposted. Around the space, information panels will provide indications on how to maintain safety distances and the right precautions. Visitors will all have their body temperature checked at the entrance to the Fondazione and the use of facemasks will be compulsory.
In the bookshop, single-use gloves will be provided to browse through the volumes on display, while disinfectant gel will be available in various parts of the exhibition space. Lastly, repeated hygienisation procedures will be performed at regular intervals as well as daily sanitisation.
CAMERA will observe its usual opening times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 7 pm, Thursday from 11 am to 9 pm. In order to celebrate the chance to visit the exhibitions once more, there will also be two special openings, from 11 am to 7 pm: Tuesday 19 May and Tuesday 2 June, Italian Republic Day.
The new audio guides
For the benefit of its visitors, CAMERA has come up with a system of audio guides to provide a new version of the classic guided tour: thanks to a simple QR code, visitors may choose to listen to the introduction by the director and the audio contents for each room, thus putting together their own personal and modular exploration of the exhibition. All visitors need to do is to frame the QR code with their camera phones to listen to the audio files.
The service, provided in collaboration with ARTECO, will be free of charge.