At the Ministry of Culture we are already discussing and pushing to increase the 50% occupancy rate that applies from today for theatrical performances and concerts in large open theaters. I believe that the percentage will increase as the health image of the country and the indicators improve "
This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Culture, Nikolas Giatromanolakis, speaking in the main bulletin of Athens 9.84 and Katerina Papavassiliou.
Mr. Giatromanolakis referring to industry support measures stressed that “have a available 330 million during the pandemic" noting that “"As long as the restrictions continue, we are considering with the competent ministries other measures to support the industry."
Referring to cinemas lasting 12 months the Undersecretary of Culture said that “the ministry has asked the commission to see their opening in order to open a protocol base and with lower completeness "
In relation to opening of museums he said how “Along with them opens for the first time to the public the National Gallery after the construction of the new wing "
In relation to protocols Mr. Giatromanolakis said that for the calculation of the flow of visitors there is a formula based on which each museum can determine the number of visitors: "In relation to these groups there will be up to 8 people. Of course, all this will be re-examined as the vaccinations will proceed "
Finally, when asked about the procedure followed for the appointment of the new artistic director at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Mr. Giatromanolakis clarified that "the appointment was not made by the evaluation committee. We will move gradually in this process " he added.