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This contemporary art museum in Italy will be transformed into a public vaccination centre

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In becoming a centre for vaccination, the museum will become the first cultural venue to relinquish its operation in the name of rolling out vaccinations. (Eddy Buttarelli/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
In becoming a centre for vaccination, the museum will become the first cultural venue to relinquish its operation in the name of rolling out vaccinations. (Eddy Buttarelli/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

When the Covid-19 pandemic made its way through Europe in 2020, Italy was one of the hardest-hit countries. With over 80 thousand fatalities and 2.4 million infections, its museums remained closed for the better part of 2020. 

As a result the coming weeks will see the Castello di Rivoli - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy being transformed into a public vaccination centre for the city. Home to Turin’s contemporary art, the museum was established in 1984 after being home to the royal savoy dynasty. 

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