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MaXXI

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

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China

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

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GES-2

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

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Musée du Louvre

Louvre curators condemn “collections for rent” schemes ahead of plans to open a branch of the Paris museum in Abu Dhabi

Deal “is about petrodollars and military relations”, says senior member of museum staff

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State Pushkin Museum

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

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New Museums

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

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V&A East

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

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V&A East

V&A proposal for new cultural quarter in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

V&A East could be vast

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Museums & Heritage

V&A shows are Shenzhen-bound

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

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Leonardo da Vinci

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open with a Leonardo?

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

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New Museums

Latin American art collector Gary Nader plans Miami museum

The naming rights for the institution are still up for grabs

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V&A East

The V&A responds to Boris Johnson’s call to make the Olympic park a major cultural destination

The Mayor of London says, go east!

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Russia

The Ratnaya Palata gets a fresh start with new WWI museum

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

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Moscow

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

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Victoria & Albert Dundee

V&A’s Dundee satellite shifts to dry land to save on costs

The new design will hopefully be complete by 2015

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Private Museums

Long Museum opened by Chinese power couple in Shanghai

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

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New Museums

Collector Shalva Breus turns Constructivist cinema into Moscow art space

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

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New Museums

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

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Museums

Swiss architect dropped by Warsaw's Museum of Modern Art

Site of museum to be temporary McDonald’s

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Marina Abramovic hires Rem Koolhaas to design her centre

The museum will purportedly need $8m in funds

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Museums

Warsaw’s modern art museum debacle

Row over who is to blame for the delay

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Oslo

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

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Tate Modern

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

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Jerusalem

Controversy over Israeli Tolerance Museum site

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

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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

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India

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

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Parthenon

Official opening of New Acropolis Museum to feature partially recreated Parthenon frieze

The New Acropolis Museum

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Middle East

Major collectors and new museums in the Middle East

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

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Museums

New competition for Warsaw museum architect

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

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Herzog

First Tate Modern, now Herzog & de Meuron convert power station in Madrid

Spain's La Caixa follows in Tate's footsteps

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Alexander Calder

Plans for Calder Museum in Philadelphia founder

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

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Museums & Heritage

Miami collectors champion German painting, with the more traditional medium increasingly gaining favour over video works and installations

Leipzig School to the fore: “They didn’t know painting was dead”

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Cultural policy

Curator barred from Polish project to build contemporary art museum

Politics, again, involve Anda Rottenberg

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Turin

Turin gets a private museum of decorative art

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

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Collectors

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

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Museums & Heritage

Feasibility study under way for a regional V&A

off to Blackpool?

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State Hermitage Museum

The Hermitage proposes a Museum of Applied and Decorative Arts. $150 million wanted for joint commercial/museum scheme

British architect, Christopher Seddon, is the project manager

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Museums

The end of World War II for Berlin’s paintings: The Bode and the Dahlem come together in harmony at the Gemäldegalerie

The State Paintings Collection has opened in Berlin’s Kulturforum

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Museums

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

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Collectors

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

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Collectors

Famous writer’s eclectic collection to open to the public in 1998 with $4.6 million from the Bavarian State

A museum of chaos to make men marvel

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Museums

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

Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts opens a year ahead of schedule

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Tate

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