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Seventh International Museum Construction Congress to be held in Norway this year

The International Museum Construction Congress (IMCC) will take place in the Norwegian capital city, Oslo, from 6 to 8 November 2022. Now in its seventh edition, the three-day IMCC is designed for international museum leaders, architects, project managers, museum leaders and any other professionals involved in the construction, renovation and expansion of museums. The planning committee for this year's event is chaired by Göran Joryd, project manager for the new Museum of the Viking Age. The committee includes Sonja Abracen,
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The 'world's most anticipated museum' to finally open this year

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to finally open its doors after a design and construction project which has taken more than 20 years to complete. Touted as the world's most anticipated museum – thanks to both its unique design and the treasures it will house – the attraction was first announced to the world in 2001. A design competition in 2002 received more than 1,500 entries, from which Heneghan Peng Architects were selected for the development in 2003. After
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David Adjaye and Ralph Appelbaum selected for £57m International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum project

Adjaye Associates and Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) have been named as the preferred bidders to lead the design of a £57m redevelopment of the International Slavery Museum and Maritime Museum in Liverpool, UK. National Museums Liverpool (NML) picked the two design firms for the project which will see the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building become a prominent new entrance to the International Slavery Museum. According to NML, the work will create not only improved visitor orientation and a "more
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Juneteenth Museum by Bjarke Ingels Group has been designed to inspire spiritual uplift

Detailed plans have been revealed for the National Juneteenth Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, US. Designed by architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the 50,000sq ft visitor attraction will anchor a larger mixed-use development on the Historic Southside of Fort Worth. It will explore the events of June 19, 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger issued Order No. 3, in essence declaring that “all slaves are free” in the state of Texas. His actions took place months before the 13th Amendment
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Mather & Co-designed Gretna Green Experience opens to the public

A visitor attraction celebrating the history of the Scottish parish of Gretna Green – and its heritage as a destination for 'runaway marriages – has opened to the public. Gretna Green, located just inside Scotland on the border with England, first became famous for its weddings nearly 260 years ago, following the Clandestine Marriages Act 1753. The act prevented couples under the age of 21 from marrying in England or Wales without their parents' consent. In Scotland, a couple over
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Project to save last major bellfoundry which cast bells for St Paul's and Washington National Cathedral

A project to save the UK's last major bellfoundry has moved to the next stage, with the launch of a tender to find contractors for the redevelopment work. The Loughborough Bellfoundry was built in 1859 and has since ​​cast and sent 25,000 bells to more than 100 countries. Bells made at the foundry can be found at some of the world's most iconic buildings, including London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, the Washington National Cathedral in the US capital and the National
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The figures in Viccisitudes were cast from local children

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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Centro Botín is the first building Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed in Spain

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 new extension includes a garden classroom and surrounds a courtyard planted by Dan Pearson

Interview: Dan Pearson

"It’s a public space that’s managed very beautifully and has a strong message of sustainability"

It’s a huge source of sadness that the Garden Bridge became as political as it did, says the project’s landscape designer
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Long beams are angled to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the art galleries

Interview: Moreau Kusunoki

Nicolas Moreau & Hiroko Kusunoki

"With big projects like this one, there’s always going to be controversy. Of course people are concerned"

The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
FEATURE
The museum uses victims’ voices, faces and names to humanise the experience

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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Lucky dip

A renewed appreciation of the architectural merit of the UK’s historic pools are seeing many brought back to life. We take a look
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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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