Could museums function as nail salons and gyms like they did in the Netherlands?

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Van Gogh Museum turned into a nail-studio and hairdresser, where people can have their nails/hair done while watiching the work of Vincent van Gogh on January 19, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The countrys cultural venues, such as theaters, remain largely shuttered due to Covid-19 lockdown measures, but a variety of non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers were allowed to reopen last week. To highlight the ongoing impact of these restrictions on the culture sector, theaters around the Netherlands opened their doors to host hairdressers. (Photo by Sanne Derks/Getty Images)
Van Gogh Museum turned into a nail-studio and hairdresser, where people can have their nails/hair done while watiching the work of Vincent van Gogh on January 19, 2022 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The countrys cultural venues, such as theaters, remain largely shuttered due to Covid-19 lockdown measures, but a variety of non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers were allowed to reopen last week. To highlight the ongoing impact of these restrictions on the culture sector, theaters around the Netherlands opened their doors to host hairdressers. (Photo by Sanne Derks/Getty Images)

Nothing is the same. From our everyday rituals to the carefully planned instances, life as we know it came to a halt in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Along with schools, workplaces, borders, restaurants, cultural institutions like galleries and museums were forced to close their doors indefinitely. 

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