Openings

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

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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

From artist residency to fully-fledged museum: Ghana's new space for contemporary African art prepares to open in March

Just a year after launching a studio programme in Accra, its ambitious young founder is turning it into a museum

Saudi Arabia's cultural scene is in a moment of decisive shift

The inaugural Diriyah Biennale and the opening of Hayy Jameel are the latest in a series of initiatives helping the kingdom emerge from artistic isolation

'Heart of Matisse': new study centre dedicated to Modern master opens at Baltimore Museum of Art

US museum builds a permanent research space for its "crown jewel"—more than 1,200 works by Henri Matisse

'Frightening' price tag and soap opera drama: Moscow’s GES-2 House of Culture opens opposite Kremlin

Power plant arts centre backed by Russian billionaire makes its long-awaited debut with a “dream exhibition” for Ragnar Kjartansson and a carnival in four acts

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Nagel Draxler gallery to launch Berlin space dedicated to NFTs and blockchain-related art

Curator, dealer and NFT artist Kenny Schachter will inaugurate the gallery in January

Australian painter's beloved Bundanon estate to be reborn with 32 guest rooms and a bushfire-resistant gallery

Arthur Boyd's rural home—which hosts his collection and Australia's largest residency programme—will reopen after a major expansion in early 2022

A director’s tour of London’s revamped Courtauld Gallery

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces are back on view after a major building transformation and “looking better than ever”

Qatari sheikh's treasures go on show at 'mini-Versailles' in Paris for the next 20 years

Collection of Sheikh Hamad bin Abdullah Al Thani finds a long-term home at the Hôtel de la Marine, the former repository of French royal furniture, art and jewels

Review: Hong Kong's highly anticipated M+ museum opens—but can it withstand political pressure?

This world-class institution is a magnificent achievement, but it faces a profoundly different political environment today from its inception 25 years ago