A new year signals a host of exciting launches in the world of art, culture and media. We take a look at three new museum projects developed across the globe, displaying never-before seen collections covering a range of subjects.
Street Art Museum, Amsterdam
Described as the largest of its kind in the world, the as yet un-named Street Art Museum will sit within a former welding hangar in Amsterdam. Taking over 7000 square-metres of gallery space, there is already a striking portrait of Anne Frank adorning the exterior of the museum, created by Eduardo Kobra. Billed as a ‘contemporary eco-museum’, the mission is to preserve and create a dialogue around the Street Art movement. Dedicated to creating jobs for local youths as ‘Street Curators’, the completed project launched by curator Peter Ernst Coolen is set to launch at the end of 2019.
Bauhaus Museum, Dessau
Launched to mark the centenary year of the Bauhaus movement, The Bauhaus Museum in Dessau has been designed by Barcelona architects, Addenda. Selected from 831 submissions in an open international competition, the design concept is ‘a building within a building’, imagined as a vast steelwork block in a glass envelope. The Bauhaus Dessau Foundation will now have the space to display the entirety of their collection, comprised of around 49000 catalogued exhibits. Building work is set to be completed in December 2019.
West Bund Art Museum, Shanghai
Designed by British architect, David Chipperfield, the West Bund Art Museum will act as the main venue for the Centre Pompidou Shanghai project. Located on the Shanghai Corniche on the northern bank of the Huangpu River, this gallery is part of the West Bund Group’s plan to establish a new cultural district. The gallery has planned over 20 exhibitions in the first five years, comprised of the Centre Pompidou’s collections and contemporary Chinese artwork. Taking over 25000 square-metres, composed of three 18-metre-tall gallery buildings, the West Bund Art Museum marks the start of an ongoing relationship with local artists and institutions in France and China. Set to open in 2019.