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Bangalore's new Museum of Art & Photography looks to attract India's digital generation

While the pandemic held up MAP's construction it made 100 exhibits available online—a strategy that will continue beyond its physical opening

Charleston reckons with its role in the international slave trade through its museums

The historic Charleston Museum and the forthcoming International African American Museum will explore the city's painful past

The big museum openings to look out for in 2023

From the reopening of the National Portrait Gallery in London to the major expansion of the Buffalo AKG Art Museum in the US, here is our pick of new museum projects in the coming year

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East London art space Raven Row makes a comeback

Launched in 2009, the gallery took a five-year hiatus in 2017, but will return early next year with a TV archive show

'This land has an important history': Pritzker Prize-winning architects SANAA on their design for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

The designers behind the New Museum in New York and the Louvre-Lens talk about their latest project in Sydney

In partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Sneak peek: see inside Australia's newest museum expansion, neighbouring Sydney's famous opera house

The Art Gallery of New South Wales has been expanded with a new building by Japanese architects SANAA, while new displays will push Australia's Indigenous artists to the fore

In partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales

A vast forest of concrete columns: the Art Gallery of New South Wales opens new gallery in a disused oil tank

A once-hidden relic of the Second World War by Sydney's harbour has been turned into an underground exhibition space

In partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales

This is Australia: Six must-see artworks in the Art Gallery of New South Wales's collection

The Sydney-based museum has almost 36,000 pieces from across time and from around the world

In partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Long-awaited Istanbul Modern museum nears completion

Renzo Piano-designed institution may coincide with this year's Istanbul Biennial

Aboriginal art to take centre stage at $225m expansion of Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Sydney Modern Project—due to open in December—is the Australian city’s largest cultural development since the creation of its opera house

Once the US’s largest slave port, Charleston will open African American museum next year

Opening on 21 January 2023, the new International African American Museum will include ways for Black Americans to research their ancestry

New venues open in Hong Kong and Taiwan amid tense relations with China

The directors of the Hong Kong Palace Museum and Taipei Performing Arts Center both state that they are free of censorship

A new home for Munch's Scream: take a look inside Norway's half-a-billion pound mega museum

Oslo's National Museum merges four of Norway’s major art and design institutions under one giant roof, creating the largest museum in the Nordic countries

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C’est officiel: Hauser & Wirth will open a space in Paris next year

Located in a townhouse near the Champs-Élysées, this will be the mega gallery’s 16th location worldwide

Medieval Welsh castle in world's first 'book town' saved from collapse

Hay Castle will open to the public for the first time following a £7m restoration project

Not one but two LGBTQ cultural spaces to open in London this spring

Queer Britain museum and Queercircle art space, both opening as the UK marks 50 years of Gay Pride marches, will offer free-entry exhibitions and public workshops

Los Angeles alternative space LAXART lays down roots with $5m new building

After moving into its first permanent home later this year, nonprofit is prepping an ambitious show of decommissioned Confederate monuments

Light and much more Space: first look at the expanded Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

La Jolla museum is set to reopen after a $105m renovation and collection revamp, telling the story of contemporary art from a distinctively West Coast perspective

Versailles restores Royal Tennis Court—where French democracy was founded—to its former glory

Modern-day politicians in France's National Assembly helped to crowdfund the €1.8m restoration at the Château de Versailles

William Morris's 'heaven on earth' home in the Cotswolds reopens after restoration

New research has helped to bring back lost objects and features at Kelmscott Manor, where the English Arts and Crafts designer lived for 25 years

Glasgow's Burrell Collection reopens after £68m revamp of parkland home

Six-year modernisation creates more space for one of Scotland's finest art collections, amassed by shipping magnate William Burrell

Venetian renaissance: palazzo and studio of Mariano Fortuny reopens as house-museum after flood damage

The Museo Fortuny has now been restored as a permanent venue celebrating the polymath designer's life and work

Iraqnews

Iraq Museum in Baghdad reopens after three-year hiatus

Treasure trove of ancient Mesopotamian heritage—ransacked after 2003 Iraq invasion—was closed during anti-government protests in 2019

New €35m Kunsthalle Praha gallery backed by private collectors opens in the Czech capital

Former electric substation converted into contemporary art hub by Pudil Family Foundation

'We are under the water, but we can dream': Inside Madagascar's first contemporary art centre

Ambitious new gallery Hakanto Contemporary sets out to boost art scene of island nation—but with many of its residents experiencing the effects of devastating floods, is culture really top of their list?

Museum devoted to George Grosz to open in a former Berlin petrol station

The privately funded museum is to be led by Ralph Jentsch, the managing director of the Grosz estate

Three new non-profit spaces challenge the dominance of real estate and the market in China's contemporary art ecosystem

The Longlati Foundation in Shanghai and the Macalline Art Center and Fen Sonic HQ in Beijing put curation at the forefront

Making a fresh start: new museum openings

While the pandemic may have forced museums around the world into an involuntary temporary slumber, builders have been busy. Here are the most exciting new and expanded museums opening in 2022