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Sotheby’s opens again: what you need to know before visiting auctions

In the spring, Sotheby’s international auction house was forced to close its doors amid the general situation with Covid-19. To preserve the safety and health of its customers, some of the projects were implemented on line.


Then came the hour when Sotheby’s announced the summer and autumn auction schedule to its affiliates around the world. You can read more about it on the official website, but we want to inform you about the new rules, which are important to consider if you plan to attend upcoming events.


In most branches of the auction house, in the near future there will be valid pre-registration with a pass. You should first contact Sotheby – and enter your details in the entry lists.


Prior to the auction, all guests will have to undergo temperature screening, quickly and safely with the help of medical staff.

While the restriction of masks is ongoing, ensure you wear a mask indoors. Each branch will provide guidelines for the issuance of masks for guests. You don’t need to worry if you suddenly forgot it.

Another important point is that wardrobes are temporarily closed in all auction houses.


At the same time, you don’t have to worry about the safety of visiting auctions – all houses pay special attention to their guests and their health.


Disinfection is regularly carried out in buildings, sanitizers are placed around the perimeter of the interior, the space functions so that everyone respects the required distance of 1.5 – 2 meters.

Of course, for all, the pandemic period made certain adjustments to the usual lifestyle. But this is not a reason for unnecessary concern The most important thing is that life is systematically returning to its usual course. And the opening of auction houses is a confirmation of this.