There is now a Makeup Museum opened in New York City for people to safely enjoy a day learning about makeup in the 1940s and 50s.
Originally set to open May 1st, The Makeup Museum has officially opened its doors to New Yorkers. "In the middle of the trifecta of crises—health, economic, and social—we have seen that beauty, arts and culture still matter immensely to people. We are so excited to officially open the world's foremost cultural institution dedicated to beauty," said Doreen Bloch, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Makeup Museum. “The health and safety of Makeup Museum's visitors and team members are most important to us, and we reimagined our exhibition experience and implemented comprehensive safety procedures to ensure the wellbeing of everyone on-site.”
Last week I went to the museum and it truly was magnificent to see. The program showed original beauty artifacts from Marilyn Monroe as well as many other fascinating makeup from the 1950s. We even got to learn what Dr. Erno Laszlo prescribed to Jackie Kennedy for her customized skincare from 1963. Spoiler alert: he wrote that she drinks lots of champagne!
I had so much fun exploring this museum and I hope you do the same! Tickets are on sale now in limited quantities for timed entry in September.
If you do watch my video and want to come but have safety concerns, here's what the museum is doing to insure everyone is staying safe:
●Timed ticket entry. Makeup Museum does not sell any tickets on-site. All tickets must be purchased online in advance. Online ticket purchases are sold for a specific date and time, and visitors are allowed entry at the time of their ticket only to ensure compliance with reduced occupancy mandates.
●Reduced visitor capacity. New York City is mandating 25% occupancy, but the Makeup Museum is limiting visitors to 16% capacity with a unique hourly staggering structure for visitor groups to minimize queues and crowding and to maximize cleaning protocols.
●Required temperature checks at the door. All staff and visitors will undergo a temperature screening upon entering the Makeup Museum space. There are two options for temperature checks: touchless digital thermometer reading or disposable thermometer strip. Anyone who has a temperature reading greater than 100 will not be permitted to enter the premises.
●Required mask usage. All visitors and staff members must wear a facial covering or mask over nose and mouth at the Makeup Museum. Masks are mandated and mask wearing will be enforced on the Makeup Museum premises to ensure safety and wellbeing for all visitors and staff members.
●Physical distancing. Installations at the Makeup Museum are spaced optimally to ensure enough room (6-feet or more) for social and physical distancing among groups of visitors. Makeup Museum also has a one-way direction for traffic flow through the exhibition space, with separate entrance and exit doors.
●Cleaning, Air Filtration, and Hand Sanitizer Stations. Makeup Museum has HEPA air filtration continuously running at the Makeup Museum, with visual indicators for air quality inside the facility. Deep cleaning is done daily, and cleaning of high-traffic areas (such as doors or entryways) is conducted every hour. We also have easily accessible automatic hand sanitizer stations located throughout the exhibition space.