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Reopening of the Dortmunder U on March 13

Since the beginning of November 2020, the Dortmunder U, like all other cultural institutions in Germany, has been closed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. During this period, attempts were always made to create alternatives and to make the program of the house digitally and online accessible for visitors*. These alternative options have already become very well established, but the visitors in the house were still missing. The Dortmunder U is all the more looking forward to opening its doors to visitors again on Saturday (13.03.2021) at the usual opening hours!

Unfortunately, the Dortmunder U cannot yet be visited again "as usual" - this is still not possible/viable due to the current situation. However, due to the intensive development of a hygiene concept - without much effort for the visitors - the U is finally accessible again.
So, if you want to visit the exhibitions in the Dortmunder U from next Saturday on, you have to register for a time slot at before your visit.
This registration serves to comply with the current CoronaSchutzVO and enables the necessary traceability in case of infection.

Currently, individuals or groups of max. 5 persons from max. 2 households (plus 5 children under 14 years) can reserve a time slot, which is the start of the exhibition. The corresponding tickets must be presented at the entrance to the Dortmunder U - and nothing stands in the way of a visit.
Visitors should note the following: visiting the Dortmunder U requires wearing a medical mask (OP mask, FFP2 mask or FFP3 mask) and observing the distance rules (to other groups); the roof terrace and the checkroom are not accessible, but lockers are available.
Despite closures, the Dortmunder U has worked on all exhibitions in the last months, set them up and partly opened them digitally - so the exhibitions have already been waiting for visitors for several weeks.
For example, the special exhibition "Rainer Fetting", which presents numerous works by the artist of the "Neue Wilden", was supposed to open at the end of November. Also the exhibition "Faţadă/Fassade" of the HMKV was not yet accessible. "Faţadă/Fassade" focuses on Roma building culture and its influences on Dortmund's Nordstadt. In addition to the collection presentation "Body & Soul. Think, Feel, Brush Your Teeth." by the Museum Ostwall, the MO showcase also features exhibits by MO Art Prize winner Valie Export, and the "Corona Newsroom" is set up in the loudspeaker on Level 4, reporting on last year's pandemic coverage. But also the TU Dortmund and the UZWEI have prepared exhibitions for the visitors: with "Vier im roten Kreis" (Four in the red circle) the Technical University presents four artists who present their research results in the context of teaching at the TU Dortmund. On level 2, the UZWEI deals with street art with the exhibition "I WAS HERE". 

Another special feature is the new "Pop-Up-Store" in the foyer of the Dortmunder U, where you can now purchase jute bags, exhibition catalogs, buttons, pens and much more.

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