Patrons will have another day to browse the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of nearly 2 million works.
The New York museum announced on Thursday that it will be open to the public seven days a week -- nearly 60 hours in total -- starting July 1. (The Met has been closed Mondays since 1971.)
The new schedule also applies to the Cloisters museum and gardens, the Met’s nearby museum of medieval art and architecture.
Last year, a record 6.28 million people visited the Met, and the schedule shift was made so the institution would be “accessible whenever visitors have the urge to experience this great museum,” museum director Thomas Campbell said in a statement.
The museums of the Smithsonian Institution are open daily in the United States, and across the pond, London institutions, including the British Museum, the National Museum and the Tate galleries, are open every day.