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Largest museum in western Canada opens in Edmonton

The history of Alberta, Canada, is now on display at the newly rebuilt Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) in the state capital of Edmonton, following seven years of planning and development. The museum building – now the largest in western Canada – is somewhat of an exhibition itself, with glazed walls that glow and then dissolve as the evening wears on and interior windows that allow views into its research laboratories, giving visitors the chance to see the undertaking of scientific
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Finalists for Martin Luther King Jr. Boston memorial revealed

MLK Boston – a non-profit which supports cultural programmes focused on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr – has unveiled the final designs for a memorial to the late activist and his wife, Coretta Scott King. The competition, first announced in December 2017, received 126 submissions; five made the final cut. Once chosen, the winning design will stand near the Massachusetts State House, in the 50-acre Boston Common. Among the architects selected were: Boston King Memorial by Adam Pendleton,
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MVRDV completes work on Seoul's Imprint theme park

Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV has completed construction on the Imprint, a two-building, 9,800-square-metre indoor theme park and nightclub located less than a kilometre from Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea. Visually, the Imprint is a windowless structure comprising 3,869 glass-fibre reinforced concrete panels. According to Winy Mass, MVDRV’s co-founder, these features were introduced in order to create a façade that would imitate other buildings in the area. “By placing, as it were, surrounding buildings into the façades of our buildings
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Buried treasures: China’s Dune Art Museum’s construction nearly complete

A unique new art gallery that is buried in a sand dune is close to completing construction on the coast of Bohai Bay in northern China. Spanning a total area of 10,000 sqf (930sq m), the museum will accommodate a number of galleries of varying size, multiple studios and a café when it opens later this year. Operated by Chinese contemporary art institution UCCA in partnership with museum architects OPEN Architecture, the museum will be covered with sand and the
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Revamped post-war art museum to reopen in Maryland next month

American billionaires Mitchell and Emily Wei Rales are to reopen the Glenstone Museum, showcasing their extensive collection of post-war art, in Maryland, US next month following renovations and an expansion. The museum, located on the grounds of a former hunt club near Washington DC in Potomac, has undergone a serious overhaul. The attraction now boasts additional exhibition space, two cafés, a bookstore and a total of 230 acres of landscaped meadows, woods and streams created by PWP Landscape Architecture. A
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Sir David Adjaye and Cooper Robertson tapped to design new Princeton University Art Museum

Princeton University has selected Sir David Adjaye and Cooper Robertson to lead on the redesign and expansion of the school’s historic art establishment. The collaborators will spearhead the development of new exhibition halls, as well as classrooms and office spaces for the museum's 100-person staff. First instituted in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is one of the oldest institutions in the US. Its wide-ranging collection, which comprises more than 100,000 works of art, also includes exclusive ancient and
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Victims’ names carved around the edge of the waterfalls at the Memorial Plaza

A museum for everyone

"We set out by saying that our intention was to reflect the present with the Memorial Pavilion, whereas the two waterfalls going into the footprints of the two towers reflect the past"

Creating the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York involved meticulous planning. Its director Alice Greenwald tells us more
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In the main atrium, a ramp spirals down from the inverted dome.

Interview: Stargazing

"We want this museum to be modern while at the same time referencing China’s strong history in astronomy"

Ennead partner Thomas Wong tells us how he looked to the skies for inspiration for the winning Shanghai Planetarium design
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The building is sensitively designed

Interview: Completing the circle

We speak to the people behind Stonehenge's new visitor centre
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Inercia depicts a man watching tv, oblivious to the world

Interview: Sea view

"I want people to have more respect for all the amazing things happening underneath our oceans"

Jason deCaires Taylor has combined his love of art and ecology to create two amazing underwater museums
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Biomuseo is located on the Amador Causeway, which unites the mainland and four small islands at the mouth of the Panama Canal’s Pacific entrance

Biomuseo

A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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Renzo Piano’s elevated Centro Botín  art museum

Centro Botín

"It will become one of the centres of reference for art in Europe - Inigo Sáenz de Miera, Botín Foundation"

Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum
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The Next Level marks Turrell's largest museum installation to date

Interview: James Turrell and Morten Schmidt

"We will create an experience of real colour and energy"

Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation
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