Central bank museums grapple with lockdown

China Numismatic Museum
Gates closed: the China Numismatic Museum
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Central banks around the world have closed their currency museums temporarily due to the Covid-19 lockdown, with some trying to bring parts of their exhibitions online to keep engaging with their audience.

As lockdown measures ease in some regions, the museums now face further challenges in containing the spread of the virus while relaunching their operations.

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