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Norton Museum of Art opens grand expansion

$100m project highlights museum's growing commitment to contemporary art

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Museums & Heritage

National Museum of Scotland completes 15-year makeover revealing 'whole world under one roof'

The £80m masterplan has created 50% more public space and unveiled 6,500 forgotten objects

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Giving back and looking forward: Hill Art Foundation opens in New York

Christopher Wool show kicks off rotating programme from Janine and Tom Hill’s collection

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Museums

Churchill's 'strongest link' in the Battle of Britain: new museum tells story of Biggin Hill airfield

Bitter campaign against the new museum, comparing design to concentration camp structure, almost derailed the project

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#metoo

Student curators bring consent debate to Dartmouth College's renovated Hood Museum of Art

University is facing $70m lawsuit from seven women claiming that it turned a blind eye to sexual abuse and discrimination

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Bauhaus

Germany celebrates 100 years of Bauhaus with a bonanza of museum openings and exhibitions

From newly conserved buildings and puppet shows to virtual-reality installations and ballet, across the country the German school is finally getting its due

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Polish collector Grazyna Kulczyk unveils ‘off-grid’ private museum in Swiss Alps

Muzeum Susch aims to bring a “disruptive outlook” to the historic Engadin valley pilgrimage site

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The Year Ahead 2019

Top ten new museums and major extensions due to open in 2019

A MoMA expansion, the opening of the Humboldt Forum, the unveiling of the National Museum of Qatar and a new Bauhaus Museum are just some of the highlights of the year ahead

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After year-long rain check, Rijksmuseum Schiphol prepares to reopen

Airport branch of Amsterdam museum closed in January due to a leaky roof

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Exhibitions

Berlin's 200-year-old replica workshop finds a niche at new Museum Island hub

First-ever exhibition on the Gipsformerei, which copies works for museums and Jeff Koons, will open the James Simon Gallery next summer

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Exhibitions

Revamped UK gallery gets major Paula Rego retrospective that will tour to Scotland and Ireland

MK Gallery in Milton Keynes will also host a George Stubbs survey

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Museums

DR Congo to request restitution of works from former coloniser Belgium

Country's president Joseph Kabila made the announcement ahead of opening of revamped Africa Museum outside Brussels

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Openings

Astronomy, unknown trailblazers and failed monuments: new Collective space opens in Edinburgh's old observatory

Works by Dineo Seshee Bopape and Klaus Weber go on show in the revamped 19th-century neoclassical complex

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Dubai

Jameel Arts Centre: Dubai gets first non-governmental contemporary art space

Four solo shows of female artists are part of efforts to “redress the gender balance” in the Middle East, says director

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Museums & Heritage

Grand Egyptian Museum pushes full opening to 2020

Egyptian government hopes vast museum near Pyramids of Giza will win back international tourists

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National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar announces opening date

Architect, who also designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi, drew inspiration from the crystalline forms that emerge in the desert

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Photography

Martine Franck comes into focus at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson's new Paris space

Inaugural show honours Belgian photographer and Cartier-Bresson's wife, who created the foundation to preserve their legacy

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Mexico

Mexico’s presidential palace could become one of the world’s largest museums

But some experts question whether another art space is necessary

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Budapest museum's Romanesque Hall returned to former glory

The Szepmuveszeti Muzeum restoration ushers in a series of ambitious art projects in Hungarian capital

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Private Museums

Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi designs new Lebanese private museum

The Nabu Museum collection combines antiquities with Modern and contemporary art

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Museums

Nigeria plans museum for art looted from Benin

Benin Dialogue Group announces three-year schedule for new Royal Museum to display looted objects now in European collections

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'Pioneering' private museum reveals troubled history of Romania’s post-war art

Bucharest’s new Muzeul de Arta Recenta emphasises artists who worked outside the structures of the Communist regime

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Openings

A bigger splash: France's expanded La Piscine museum reopens after makeover

Former Art Deco swimming pool in Roubaix dives into Modern French sculpture

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Museums

MO good news for the Baltic art scene

New private museum in Vilnius flies the flag for contemporary Lithuanian artists

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Museums

Sweden's Nationalmuseum reopens—and goes free

Government waives charges after funding five-year, £100m refurbishment

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New London gallery Elephant West to be filled with Maisie Cousins’ food photographs for first show

British photographer’s largest exhibition to date will inaugurate space opened by culture magazine Elephant

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Museums

Deutsche Bank opens Berlin palace fit for its vast art collection

The Palais Populaire will be a permanent exhibition space for the bank's 55,000 works

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Museums

MoCA Toronto set to open in new industrial home that hosts both art and artists

New works by Barbara Kruger, Tania Bruguera and Awol Erizku will be presented in Canadian museum's first year

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Openings

Art meets science in new gallery at King’s College London

Free venue joins a growing global network of Science Gallery spaces

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South London Gallery unveils new £4m annexe in Victorian fire station

Historic space, transformed by 6a architects, opens with a group show on humour

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Dundee’s designs on culture bring V&A to Scotland

The publicly funded £80m institution is the first design museum to open north of the border

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The Buck stopped here

Mika Rottenberg shares centre stage with protestors as new Goldsmiths space opens in London

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Museums

Great art, not famous alumni, will be the focus of Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art

New south London gallery is housed in 19th-century public baths converted by architectural collective Assemble

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Openings

Bloomsbury group’s country home to open all year round

New shows at Charleston will celebrate the liberal legacy of the artists and intellectuals who gathered there

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Museums

New York’s El Museo del Barrio due to reopen in September after year-long refurbishment

The Latino cultural institution had previously experienced financial problems, staff cuts and brisk turnover of senior figures

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In the frame

Picture this: Fotografiska photography venues in the pipeline for London and New York

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Openings

Edinburgh's Collective to unveil new art space in old City Observatory this autumn

Opening of restored 19th-century complex on Calton Hill has been delayed by dry rot

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Private Museums

Glenstone Museum reveals the art in store for vast Pavilions expansion

Long-awaited showcase spaces for collection founded by Mitchell and Emily Rales to open in October

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Museums

ICA Boston bridges the harbour with new satellite space in a working shipyard

Visitors will be able to take a six-minute ferry ride to the new venue called the Watershed

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Three Chinese cities in the running to host Musée Rodin outpost

Paris museum will lend the new space more than 100 of the artist’s works

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Museums

Stockholm's revamped ArkDes centre champions design's role in public life

New exhibition and project space put spotlight on civic activism and emerging voices

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Museums

Indigenous art comes first in Art Gallery of Ontario's new Canadian galleries

Museum has made more space for First Nations and Inuit artists and labels are now written in indigenous languages

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Copenhagen's new kunsthalle for 'huge site-specific art installations' opens in refurbished shipyard

Gallery's inaugural exhibitions go to Danish collective Superflex and US artist Doug Aitken

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Conservation

Russia opens new exhibition centre dedicated to icons

The Grabar Art Conservation Center has launched the Ovchinnikov Ikonoteka space, which is named in honour of renowned restorer

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Openings

New cultural hub set to open in West Bank amid political tension

Omar Al-Qattan, chair of the A.M. Qattan Foundation, explains the many challenges of building an arts space under occupation

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Museums

Siberian museum memorialises the Romanovs in house where they were imprisoned

Museum of the Family of Emperor Nicholas II in Tobolsk is Russia's first devoted to 'royal martyrs'

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Openings

Deutsche Bank to open Berlin art centre Palais Populaire in September

First exhibition will show around 300 works on paper from the bank’s vast corporate collection

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Biennials & festivals

Riga's first biennial launched by all-female team

Inaugural Riboca exhibition is financed by a Russian entrepreneur—to some Latvian reservations

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Art Basel 2018

Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

Reconstruction at heart of new research centre preserves spirit of artist’s cluttered creative space

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TBA21-Academy's eco art initiatives get new long-term home in Venetian church

Patron Francesca von Habsburg shifts focus from her closed foundation space in Vienna to her new academy building in Venice

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'A privileged space, remote from it all': Fondation Carmignac opens on island off the southern coast of France

New home for the Paris-based corporate collection, established by billionaire financier, is inaugurated after years of delays

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Hong Kong museums scene finally on the rise, as Central Police Station opens

Long-awaited Tai Kwun complex will give local artists a world-class exhibition space

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Museums

Can a brand new museum boost ancient Nîmes’s Unesco bid?

Musée de la Romanité, dedicated to the city's Roman history, cost almost €60m to build

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Museums

Westminster Abbey’s lofty new museum reveals ‘the best view in Europe’

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries to open in hidden triforium, 50ft up

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Michelangelo

The UK's only marble Michelangelo takes pride of place at new Royal Academy

The Taddei Tondo has not always been treated as a masterpiece

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The Buck stopped here

From Shrimp Eyes to Tom Odell: Royal Academy's collection (and VIPs) serenaded at opening party

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Museums

Norval Foundation near Cape Town opens months after launch of city's Zeitz museum

Staff from Africa's first mega museum have defected to the new private institution

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

From Beijing to Mayfair: French dealer to open new gallery in London

Specialist Hadrien de Montferrand brings a unique mix of influences to his work

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Arresting development: a peek at Hong Kong's Central Police Station

Long-awaited heritage and arts centre, Tai Kwun, is expected to open in May

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Openings

Lafayette Paris art hub is first ‘multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France’, says chief

Guillaume Houzé says that his new Marais venue will be less corporate and more creative

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Openings

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art to open in London in September

Mika Rottenberg solo show and Chicago Imagist exhibition in the pipeline

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Museums

Marrakech museum boosts Africa’s burgeoning art scene

Macaal’s international launch coincides with city’s first 1-54 Contemporary African Art fair

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Architecture

Ellsworth Kelly’s final work—and only building—opens in Texas

Artist donated his design for Austin to the Blanton Museum in 2015, the year he died

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Openings

Huge neighbourhood of artists' studios set for neglected part of south-east London

Plans led by V22 art collective part of a wider £3.5bn regeneration scheme

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Museums

Picasso’s stepdaughter to open museum in Aix-en-Provence with huge collection of artist's paintings

Former convent in south of France will house Catherine Hutin-Blay's collection of more than 2,000 works

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Museums

Kettle's Yard—where Modern art meets pot plants and pebbles—reopens after two-year facelift

House-museum in Cambridge now has “world-class” conditions for future exhibitions, says its director

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Openings

Crown Prince Mohammed adds art, Silicon Valley and movies to his Saudi reforms as Wahabi influence wanes

MoMa hosts announcement of his Misk Art Institute, led by artist Ahmed Mater

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Openings

New Art Jameel space for contemporary art to launch in Saudi Arabia in 2019

The Hayy: Creative Hub centre in Jeddah is latest cultural offering announced in the rebranded Kingdom

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Alberto Giacometti

New institute to reconstruct Giacometti's studio in Paris

Space founded by the Giacometti Foundation will also include a research centre and a venue for temporary shows

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The Buck stopped here

Newly refurbished Hayward lights up after dark

Brutalist museum reopens with new skylights and glass pyramids

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Museums

Hayward Gallery’s renovation breathes new life—and brings more daylight—into Brutalist landmark

London gallery celebrates 50th anniversary and reopens with Andreas Gurksy retrospective

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Museums

Ink art museum opens in Shanghai suburb

Baolong Art Museum is backed by the collector Xu Jiankang

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Iran’s first museum for a female artist honours nonagenarian

"Life’s work" of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian goes on show in former palace in Tehran

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The Year In Review

The year in Museums

Private money makes its mark