New Museums

‘More is more’: San Francisco’s new contemporary art centre reveals latest hires and inaugural programmes

The Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco makes four key hires ahead of a series of pop-up events and exhibitions starting in January

MaXXI L'Aquila hopes to kickstart cultural revival in earthquake-damaged Italian city

New branch of Rome's national contemporary art museum opens next week in a restored 18th-century palace

UCCA Edge: Shanghai outpost of Beijing museum opens to China's 'most engaged and active' contemporary art audience

Opening exhibition looks back at the global emergence of the Chinese art world at the 2000 Shanghai Biennale

As French museums reopen, Loire region unveils Modern art collection in a Medieval abbey

The Fontevraud Modern Art Museum, housed in a 12th-century monastery’s former stables, will preserve more than 800 works donated by collectors Martine and Léon Cligman

Lithuanian prison—once a set for Netflix series Stranger Things—could become a major museum under redevelopment plan

Historic building in the heart of the capital Vilnius to be split up and turned into restaurants, hotels and other commercial and cultural spaces

Oklahoma to honour Indigenous art in new $175m museum

More than 25 years in the planning, First Americans Museum opens with new commissions and objects from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

Inside The Box: Plymouth’s £48m bid for cultural revival

Pandemic scuppers city’s celebrations of Mayflower anniversary and hopes for tourist crowds—but flagship museum project opens against the odds


MaXXI to open new museum in earthquake-ravaged L'Aquila in October

Contemporary art outpost of Rome museum will be housed in an 18th-century palace rebuilt with Russian government funds


Museum dedicated to Picasso and Giacometti to launch in Beijing

Paris-based institutions Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti will open space in 798 district next June


Russian billionaire's huge Moscow art hub—designed by Renzo Piano—will open in September 2020

Leonid Mikhelson says that the "frightening" cost that he had initially anticipated for the GES-2 complex has doubled

Director of Pushkin wants to work with London’s V&A and help Moscow’s homeless design museum

The Pushkin design satellite will have both historic and contemporary design galleries

Musée des Confluences in Lyons pays tribute to city’s great collector Émile Guimet

Guimet's collection will be displayed in a new museum, which has 2.2 million objects and space for temporary shows

V&A EastArchive

Will the Chancellor back V&A’s Olympian vision for a cultural quarter?

Art and design museum with space for London’s biggest exhibitions could open by 2020, subject to funding

V&A shows are Shenzhen-bound

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will send the best of British design

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open with a Leonardo?

The artist's La Belle Ferronnière is the subject of loan discussions

Latin American art collector Gary Nader plans Miami museum

The naming rights for the institution are still up for grabs


The Ratnaya Palata gets a fresh start with new WWI museum

Russia sets sights on high-tech war museum without a Marxist-Leninist bias


Sweet factory could be Moscow’s Tate Modern

It will be part of a larger development that will include office space, retail outlets and swanky lofts

Long Museum opened by Chinese power couple in Shanghai

The museum, which will house traditional and Modern Chinese art, opens 18 December

Collector Shalva Breus turns Constructivist cinema into Moscow art space

Soviet-era unofficial artists and videos are on the centre’s agenda

Collector Budi Tek reveals big vision for Shanghai

New Yuz Museum will be located in a 8,000 sq m. building with plans to swiftly expand


Marina Abramovic hires Rem Koolhaas to design her centre

The museum will purportedly need $8m in funds


Warsaw’s modern art museum debacle

Row over who is to blame for the delay


Oslo could get a contemporary art space bigger than the Turbine Hall of London’s Tate Modern

A fortress's sewage works may soon become home to contemporary art installations

Eastern European cities look to Tate Modern: developing modern museums and contemporary spaces

Budapest, Zagreb and Warsaw raise their game with newer, bigger, better exhibition spaces


Controversy over Israeli Tolerance Museum site

Court rules in favour of building despite claims that Muslim graves will be desecrated


Daniel Libeskind in war of words with Berlusconi

The architect has described the Italian Prime Minister as a xenophobe who “hates foreigners” and compares his government to the Fascist regime


Plans for Kolkata Museum of Modern Art: India's answer to Tate Modern?

A major new museum to be built in eastern India is being largely supported by commercial galleries and corporate collections


New Acropolis Museum to feature recreated Parthenon frieze

The museum, which has been in development since 1976, is finally opening its doors

Major collectors and new museums in the Middle East

Focus on Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman


New competition for Warsaw museum architect

Top practitioners had been excluded due to “Kafka-esque” rules

Plans for Calder Museum in Philadelphia founder

Foundation fails to commit specific works to create the core of a permanent collection


Turin gets a private museum of decorative art

Pietro Accorsi's long wait to showcase his collection is over


Collector interview: Peter Maenz. “It felt like home”

The former Cologne art dealer has given, lent, and sold parts of his collection to Weimar, in eastern Germany


Ernst Beyeler’s museum opens

One of the world’s greatest collections of modern Impressionist and post-Impressionist art goes on view this month in a $37 million building by Renzo Piano


A late, great collector and the new museum of his collection: The legacy of the ever elusive John Hunt

One of Europe’s greatest private collections of medieval material and works of art from antiquity to the twentieth century is now on view in Ireland


Taiwan round-up: Belgian Expressionists, Warhol and a new museum in Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts opens a year ahead of schedule


Tate planning a national gallery for the twentieth-century before the twentieth century’s done

Tate makes early bid for National Lottery largesse to expand southward