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Louvre Abu Dhabi opens but questions over welfare of migrant workers persist

Improvements are well documented, but rules are still inadequately enforced

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Post-Harvey, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston moves Glassell School of Art opening to May 2018

The first phase of the campus expansion master plan has been delayed and there will be an estimated $1m to $2m in hurricane-related expenses, but storm preparations saved the museum from more costly damage

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Norman Foster plans subtropical landscape for Norton Museum's $100m expansion

Florida museum will show sculptures by Keith Haring and Mark di Suvero in new 'garden rooms'

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Kettle's Yard to reopen in 2018 after £11m transformation

Cambridge house-museum and its art influenced the student Nicholas Serota to switch from economics to art history

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Penn Museum unveils multi-phase revamp

University museum will highlight its archaeological expeditions in new galleries

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British Museum ends loan deal with Abu Dhabi

Construction delays to the Zayed National Museum are behind the move

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Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries reopen after $13.6m renovation

Asian art museums on National Mall get a physical and “mental” makeover

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Leeds Art Gallery raises the roof for £4m revamp

New collection displays will fill room uncovered by construction workers

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MoMA expansion is boon for Paris and Melbourne

Major loans from New York will be shown in both cities while the US institution adds one-third more exhibition space in Manhattan

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Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park launches $115m expansion

The successful $115m capital campaign for the Tod Williams and Billie Tsien-designed project includes funds for future acquisitions

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Princeton University celebrates new Lewis Center for the Arts

College’s first purpose-built arts facility was a decade in the making

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New York’s natural history museum works with First Nation community on Northwest Coast Hall renovation

As part of conservation of its indigenous American art collection and gallery, the institution will send some objects back to Native America groups to be replicated

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The Studio Museum in Harlem’s new home is grounded in the neighbourhood

Construction will launch next year on the David Adjaye-designed building, due to open in 2021

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Ofili adds restaurant design to his CV

To celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has given itself a gift as part of a building redesign: a new restaurant

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Museums move into Moscow's huge Soviet-era fairground

Exhibition complex inspired by world's fairs targets 40 million visitors

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Inside Zeitz Mocaa: our guide to Cape Town’s new mega-museum

From spectacular architecture to an army of curators, what you need to know about Africa’s landmark contemporary art institution

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Moscow’s Zaryadye Park opens to divided opinion

“New symbol of Russia” created by New York’s High Line architects is accused of being “catastrophically” out of place

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Louvre Abu Dhabi to open on 11 November

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit the Emirate for the inauguration of the international museum

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Year Ahead 2017

Museum openings this autumn and winter

From Shenzhen to Cape Town, new or improved institutions prepare to open their doors in the second half of 2017

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Tate paid Herzog & de Meuron reduced fee for Switch House extension

Contract was renegotiated after project went over budget and was severely delayed

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MoMA gets $50m from Steven and Alexandra Cohen for expansion

In recognition of the gift, the New York museum will name its largest new gallery after the collectors

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Pinault’s (circular) designs on Paris

Billionaire seals deal to create museum in historic former stockmarket building

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National Gallery of Ireland’s grand reopening worth the protracted wait

Hundreds of works were restored during Dublin museum's refurbishment

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MoMA finishes first phase of expansion project

The museum has also announced plans for its $400m extension due to open in 2019

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The Bass is back: Miami Beach museum set to reopen in October after $12m renovation (and multiple delays)

A trio of solo shows will inaugurate the restructured space, which aims to respect the building’s Art Deco roots

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First major contemporary art institution in Bangladesh takes shape

Srihatta-Samdani Art Centre and Sculpture Park includes artist residency spaces and a gallery for international and regional art

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Chilean architects win competition to design Qatar’s huge Art Mill gallery

Elemental will convert the waterfront flour mill into an 80,000 sq. m space for exhibitions and storage

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Facelift for the Henry Moore Foundation on its 40th anniversary

Sculptor’s studio and gardens to get a revamp including new archive and visitor centre

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Philadelphia Museum of Art breaks ground on Frank Gehry-designed core renovation

While the museum’s building is classical, the project is not "classic Frank Gehry"

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Another Tate Modern? Former power station to be converted by Herzog & de Meuron into art hub

New York building known as the Batcave has been occupied by graffiti artists and squatters

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Guggenheim Abu Dhabi should be postponed or downsized, says the man who launched the project

Thomas Krens doubts the time is right for an American museum "with a Jewish name" to be built in the Gulf

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The ICA Miami goes both global and local in its new home opening this December

Site-specific commissions include works by established stars like Chris Ofili and emerging artists like Tomm El-Saieh

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Antwerp's Axel Vervoordt Gallery opens “art village” in former distillery

The Belgian art and design firm expands its operations with a long-planned, mixed-use building

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Henry Moore modelling Burberry? Luxury fashion brand teams-up with sculptor’s foundation for show

Revamp of Henry Moore Foundation for 40th anniversary also includes opening of new visitor centre

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Berlin's House of World Cultures reopens with digital feast

Transmediale festival inaugurates €10m revamp of landmark building

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Will the latest plans for Île Seguin finally turn it into a key Paris culture destination?

New project proposed by the Emerige group includes an art centre and art hotel

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Ferens Art Gallery reopens to celebrate Hull’s City of Culture year

Rare&nbsp;Renaissance paintings, Francis Bacon’s “Screaming Popes” and the Turner Prize will go on show in the refurbished space<br>

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Star Wars creator George Lucas picks Los Angeles over San Francisco to build $1bn museum

Filmmaker's personal collection will be on show, which includes works by Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth and Robert Crumb

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Grand Palais closure means that Fiac, Paris Photo and La Biennale Paris must move out

Dealers hope relocation of fairs will not prove disruptive during historic venue’s refurbishment<br> <br>