Robbie Burns said it, didn’t he.
Best-laid plans gang aft agley (often go wrong).
And though St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre hoped to reopen its door Tuesday this week, its best-laid plan has gone awry … the Closed sign remains up.
Explains STEPAC Exec. Director Laura Woermke:
“We have had a small hiccup in reopening today and we will need to be closed the rest of the week.
“We were very excited but you know how things go.”
Indeed. The gallery had prepared an extensive plan for staff and patron safety in these times of COVID-19, posted to the STEPAC website.
However, reopening is uncharted territory. In fact, the Ontario Association of Art Galleries just Monday released a 13-page document of resources. 13 pages!
“We are still looking for some protocols and procedures that have not been supplied or offered yet….
“We are not under-prepared but our circumstance and environment is different than other galleries and we took note of this and will need some time to develop them.”