5 Museums to look out for in 2015

Global tourists around the world rejoice as 2015 sees the opening of many major museums around the world.

We’ve shared 5 of our favourite new museums below. Some of these are multi-million dollar projects which involve world-renown architects.
Do keep a look out for these must visit attractions!

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Just opened in October 2014

Excerpt from the official website:

From the 19th century, Frank Gehry took the transparent lightness of glass and the taste for walks punctuated by surprises. His architecture combines a traditional “art de vivre”, visionary daring and the innovation offered by modern technology.

From the invention of glass curved to the nearest millimetre for the 3,600 panels that form the Fondation’s twelve sails to the 19,000 panels of Ductal (fibre-reinforced concrete), each one unique, that give the iceberg its immaculate whiteness, and not forgetting a totally new design process, each stage of construction pushed back the boundaries of conventional architecture to create a unique building that is the realisation of a dream.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Opens: 12th June 2015

Excerpt from the official website:

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art is a place for people, art, and ideas to create history.

Through an extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing, the institution reflects on current developments in Russian and international culture, creating opportunities for public dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas in Moscow. At the center of all these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the first archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through the present.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Opens: 2nd December 2015

Excerpt from the official website:

The exhibition Birth of a Museum presents exceptional works from the collection of Louvre Abu Dhabi, for the first time in Paris. Showcasing the art of the greatest world civilizations, from early history to the contemporary scene, the selected works highlight the universal scope of the new museum, scheduled to open in December 2015.

National Gallery Singapore

Opens: May 2015

Excerpt from the official website:

The National Gal­lery will focus on dis­play­ing South­east Asian art, includ­ing Singa­pore art, from the 19th cen­tury to present day. Through a com­pre­hens­ive col­lec­tion, the Gal­lery will present the devel­op­ment of Singa­pore and regional cul­tures, so as to tell the story of their social, eco­nomic and polit­ical histories.

The new Whitney Museum

Opens: 1st May 2015

Excerpt from the official website:

Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will include approximately 50,000 square feet of indoor galleries and 13,000 square feet of outdoor exhibition space and terraces facing the High Line. An expansive gallery for special exhibitions will be approximately 18,000 square feet in area, making it the largest column-free museum gallery in New York City. Additional exhibition space includes a lobby gallery (accessible free of charge), two floors for the permanent collection, and a special exhibitions gallery on the top floor.

What do you think of the upcoming museums? Have any others that you would like to share? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook!

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